Tag Archive: Contemporary Art


Fall Arts Preview

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Several of the shows we’ve recommended this past year are on tour and definitely worth catching as they travel the globe: we caught Roy Lichtenstein’s massive solo survey at the Tate and it’s currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s blockbuster look at David Bowie’s cultural significance will be presented … (More →)


Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Posted on August 1st, 2013

The Serpentine Gallery in London has certainly expanded its programming beyond the confines of their current exhibition space; their annual Architecture program, is the subject of this week’s Elsewhere article. But they are also set to open the doors a new space on September 28, 2013. The Serpentine Sackler, named after Dr Mortimer and Dame … (More →)


As It Is @ Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver

Posted on July 15th, 2013

Marble 1, 2013
Acrylic paint on panel, 9×12”
Photo Credit: Dennis Ha

I haven’t made it there yet, but I’m looking forward to checking out the latest show at Wil Aballe Art Projects called As It Is which includes work by an impressive emerging group of artists: Jeremy Hof, Vanessa Maltese, Deirdre McAdams(More →)


Upcoming Doug Coupland show @ VAG

Posted on July 12th, 2013

I’m working on the upcoming solo survey show of the artwork of celebrated author, artist and designer Douglas Coupland which opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery next May. Many fans who have followed Doug’s books for years will be surprised to know that he actually graduated with a BFA from art school (Emily Carr College … (More →)


Takashi in Superflat Wonderland

Posted on July 10th, 2013

Takashi Murakami, Superflat Flowers, 2010
© galerie emmanuel perrotin

Takashi Murakami has proven to be one of the most influential artists of the recent era. Through both his own art practice — in which he seamlessly fuses the worlds of high, popular and commerical cultures — and his series of exhibitions that defined the superflat … (More →)



Posted on July 10th, 2013

James Welling, Bike at Night, 1976

I often get asked how one goes about starting an art collection or what works are a sound investment; I tend to just say look and look and look even more and then buy what you like. I recently stumbled upon Artspace.com, a website dedicated to helping … (More →)


Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

Posted on July 9th, 2013

While we read memoirs voraciously, our enjoyment of the literary form is always tempered by a sense that we’re only getting part of the story. Too often authors excessively focus inwards and fail to provide readers with enough of a context to truly comprehend the writer’s motivations, or conversely devote too much attention to the … (More →)


Martin Honert @ Vancouver Art Gallery

Posted on July 5th, 2013

Martin Honert, Kinderkreuzzug (Children’s Crusade)

The Vancouver Art Gallery just opened a slew of new shows and my favourite of the bunch is a solo exhibition of the work of German artist Martin Honert which occupies half of the VAG’s third floor. I literally gasped when I came up the escalator and encountered Honert’s surreal … (More →)

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