Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 4, 2016

Vancouver First Saturday Open Studios offers monthly glimpse into local ateliers.  Before the Eastside Culture Crawl became a four-day, multi-block-spanning arts and culture extravaganza, it was a much more intimate—though no less inspiring—affair, with only 45 artists showcasing works across three ateliers. Local maker Valerie Artzen’s First Saturday Open Studios seems reminiscent of those days, … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 3, 2016

Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery closes to install massive MashUp exhibition.  “The Vancouver Art Gallery is in the midst of something unusual: it’s closing its main exhibition areas for the next several weeks during installation of MashUp, the gallery’s biggest ever exhibition…  When the downtown Vancouver gallery opens later this month, MashUp will be on all four floors. … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, February 2, 2016

Vancouver Reg Davidson recounts Haida myths in new cedar sculptures at YVR Visitors to Vancouver International Airport’s domestic terminal will have plenty of captivating Northwest coast art to appreciate, thanks to the recent acquisition of four red cedar carvings created by internationally acclaimed Haida artist Reg Davidson. The pieces, which feature Raven as both a … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, January 27, 2016

Vancouver Art This Week: Michael Soltis, Jack Shadbolt and Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon.  Opening this week: Michael Soltis: Games People Play at Kimoto Gallery, Jack Shadbolt: Momentum at Pendulum Gallery, and Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon: Space for Looking is a Space for Listening at Western Front.  Vancouver Sun, January 26, 2016 Victoria Robert Amos: The positive power … Continue reading

Visual Arts News Digest, Compiled by the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, January 25, 2016

Vancouver Emoji Art in Vancouver. One would not expect to see emoji adorning a turn-of-the-century rotunda, but these are part of Barbara Kruger’s site-specific work anchoring “MashUp,” opening next month at the Vancouver Art Gallery… “MashUp,” by multiple artists, covers 40,000 square feet and offers a history of art-making starting in the early 1900s, focusing … Continue reading