Tag Archive: Commercial Galleries

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Hauser & Wirth: 20 Years

Posted on July 30th, 2013

While convention dictates that the art museum is the appropriate context in which to mount important and critical exhibitions that contextualize both contemporary and historical art, over the past few decades commercial galleries have begun to blur the divide between business enterprise and scholarly investigation. In fact, some of the most compelling and ambitious exhibitions … (More →)

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Fran Herndon at Blanket Gallery

Posted on May 20th, 2012

I was surprised to see paintings dating from 1958-63 on a recent visit to Blanket since they are better known for their representation of contemporary artists, many of whom focus on abstraction. Guest Curated by Lee Plestead, their current exhibition presents the early paintings and lithographs of San Francisco based artist and poet Fran Herndon … (More →)

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Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Hong Kong

Posted on May 15th, 2012

Two heavy weights of the art world – Gursky and Gagosian Gallery – have come together to put on what is surprisingly billed as the artist’s first ever exhibition in Asia. An all-time highlight of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition programming was when it was lucky enough to be a stop on his 80-08 retrospective … (More →)

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CSA Space

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Self-billed as an independent “project space”, CSA Space is owned and operated by Christopher Brayshaw, Adam Harrison and Steven Tong. Each of these curators multi-tasks: Brayshaw, once an Assistant Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is now proprietor of Pulp Fiction Books and pens occasional art reviews; Tong and Harrison are practicing artists. CSA Space … (More →)

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Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Exhibiting local heavyweights such as Ian Wallace, Brian Jungen and Geoffrey Farmer, Catriona Jeffries Gallery relocated in 2006 to its current space – a large warehouse in East Vancouver renovated by architect and artist Robert Kleyn. Jeffries’ roster of artists focuses on those who work has contributed and grown out of the celebrated conceptual art … (More →)

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Monte Clark Gallery

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Run by the animated and age-defying Monte Clark, his eponymous gallery, which has an additional outpost in Toronto, represents both emerging and senior artists such as Mark Lewis, Canada’s representative to the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. With many of his artists living and working in Vancouver, the city and its environs figure prominently as … (More →)

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Blanket Gallery–CLOSED

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Blanket Gallery recently became a neighbour to the Satellite Gallery space which houses outposts of the Helen and Morris Belkin Gallery, Presentation House and the Museum of Anthropology. Founded in 2005, the Gallery works with artists in all media including video, painting, installation and sculpture. Perhaps the most notable thread in their roll call of … (More →)

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Equinox Gallery

Posted on November 15th, 2011

Like school, the art season starts in the fall, and every year for as long as I can remember, Equinox Gallery has opened the season with celebrated BC-based painter, Gordon Smith. Now in his nineties, he is as prolific as ever, producing poetic paintings of the landscape, often around his home in West Vancouver, canvases … (More →)