Leonard Brett is a local artist raised in Vancouver and his center will always be here. He travels a lot gathering images and ideas from cultures afar. These forms can be popular, architectural, natural or religious, in other words, he is influenced by almost everything visual. Leonard uses drawings, photographs, watercolours and even magazines to record material. These sketches are taken and transformed into his own personal language in a never ending evolving artistic life of personal expression. For more information visit www.dundaraveprintworkshop.com
Gallery and visual arts
A Surrealist Alphabet
Amanda McCavour: Testing, Testing, 1,2,3
This process based installation is a result of play, mistakes, patterns and colours manifested while exploring ideas of around growth and natural vs artificial – incorporating thread-based pieces reflecting small imagined ecosystems with those that have their own internal logic. For more information visit www.craftcouncilbc.ca
David Zink Yi Exhibition
Charles H Scott Gallery | 1399 Johnston Street
Feb 17 - Apr 19 | Thur – Sat | 12pm – 5pm | Free
A solo exhibition by Peruvian-born, Berlin-based artist David Zink Yi, the exhibition comes out of the artist’s time at Emily Carr University as the Fall 2014 Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence.
Presented by Charles H Scott Gallery | chscott.ecuad.ca
Jane Kidd: Curious
Inspired by ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’ and Natural history museums, this work explores the relationships/contradictions between art and science, imagination and knowledge, decoration and display. Kidd experiments with varying weaving techniques used for graphic images and displays tapestries as museum specimens. For more information visit www.craftcouncilbc.ca.
Kyla Mallett: Personhood
Personhood features a series of recent prints that pull from the covers of several self-improvement texts popular in the 70s and 80s. By highlighting the language, typography, and overall graphic design of this material, she creates images that feel like outdated posters for an industry of the most needful. InPersonhood, we’re confronted by a group of declarative—but often absurdist—statements positing elliptical messages about the nature of being. There is humour here but also a revealing sense of how our society fixates on the fixable. For more information visit www.malaspinaprintmakers.com.
The themes and content explored in McInnis’ prints are drawn from real life experiences and relationships, coupled with inspiration from literature, music, and pop culture. The imagery created in her art is rendered playfully with a sense of immediacy, but suggests a darker more subtle reality, thus creating a tension that reveals a quasi-nihilistic view of life’s beauty and absurdity. Leah McInnis is a Canadian artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. For more information visit www.dundaraveprintworkshop.com.
Leonard Brett travels a lot, gathering images and ideas from cultures afar. These forms can be popular, architectural, natural or religious, in other words, he is influenced by almost everything visual. He uses drawings, photographs, watercolours and even magazines to record material. These sketches are taken and transformed into his own personal language in a never ending evolving artistic life of personal expression. For more information visit www.dundaraveprintworkshop.com.
The 24th Annual Open Juried Exhibition celebrates the creation of art using pastels. In an open competition, artists submit their pieces in soft pastel which are then displayed at the Federation Gallery of Canadian Artists, where one will be given a grand prize of $500. Opening ceremony and activities, including the results of judgement take place May 14. For more information visit www.artists.ca.
Vancouver Biennale: OSGEMEOS “Giants” Mural
The Vancouver Biennale has transformed a Granville Island industrial landmark into a gigantic work of public art! OSGEMEOS's monumental, 360-degree, 23 metre tall mural is the biggest public mural of their career and their first in Canada. The mural measures a colourful 7,200 square metres and is painted on the six gigantic silos that are part of the Ocean Construction and Building Supplies plant. For more information visit www.vancouverbiennale.com.