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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Join us for a studio visit with artist Blaine Campbell, recipient of the CASV's Emerging Artist Award.
Blaine is represented by Republic Gallery.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Rebecca Belmore's talk at the auditorium at the Planetarium was packed and for good reason - her presentation was both delightful and provocative. Ms. Belmore gave a slide show presentation in a theatrical format (with onstage assistant)that reviewed highlights of her past 15 years as an artist. In addition she spoke about her work "Fountain" showing concurrently at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the work that represented Canada at the 2005 Venice Biennale ("the Disneyland of the Art World"). Main themes in her work are the body, feminist issues, cultural disinfranchisment, colonization, and aboriginal issues.
I walked away with some pertinent knowledge about Ms. Belmore's practice as an artist. A key component to her choice and method of performance art is the way it allows her to respond immediately and intuitively to current events and issues. Unlike scripted drama that generally requires significant preparation and rehearsal, Rebecca's theatre is one of improvisation with intention. She often creates a work on the day of the installation or the exhibition. When so many other art mediums are "slow" in production, this approach to art-making is fresh and vital. In fact, she is so responsive to the information around us, she joked that her husband often threatens to ban her from watching the evening news on television at home.
Finally, what was absolutely delightful was to get to know more about Rebecca, the woman. Despite work with typically a heavy-laden and political content, she has a wicked sense of humour that tends towards a light-hearted self-deprecation and a healthy sense of irony.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The Annual CASV trip destination this year is San Francisco! Mark your calendars for Friday May 16th to Monday May 19th. Thanks to Wesley Yuen, we are anticipating an amazing trip. Schedule of events are being finalized, but in the mix are 2 or 3 exclusive private collections, private viewings at 2 of the hottest commercial galleries in the city, CASV tour of 2 public institutions and up to 5 studio visits. There will be a group dinner on Saturday night and 3 nights accommodation at the trendy boutique Hotel Diva www.hoteldiva.com
Single occupancy: $1100.00
Double occupancy: $1600.00
*Please note that these prices DO NOT include airfare. Each member is responsible for their own airfare.
*Package includes guided tour to the above destinations, 3 nights hotel accommodation, transportation to venues, one night out to dine with the group.
May 16-19 is an extremely busy weekend in San Fran, so we can only hold our block of CASV group rate hotel rooms for a very short time. To secure your space and avoid disappointment, please RSVP to us immediately with a valid credit card or deposit cheque written out to the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver.
Last day to confirm your spot with payment is May 1, 2008.
Need more information? Please contact CASV Vice-President Monica Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Eric Metcalfe (b. 1940, Vancouver) received a BFA from the University of Victoria in 1970, exhibited at the University of British Columbia with Max Bates in 1967, Victoria Art Gallery with a solo show in 1968 and was included in the Whitney Museum of America Art exhibition of Ray Johnson's New York Correspondence School in 1970.
In 1973 Metcalfe co-founded The Western Front, one of the first pioneering artist run centres in Vancouver, BC. Metcalfe has worked on media based work since the mid 70s including Howard Hughes Inc., Crimetime Video Productions, Stravinsky’s Soldier's Tale in 1987 engaging sets, props and costumes, The Attic Project and, most recently, Laura (2004), a traveling installation/theatre piece, and Curtain Razors (2007).
Metcalfe’s work is in major collections including the National Gallery. He has been awarded the V.I.V.A. award in 1992, The Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award in 2000 and The Audain Foundation Award in 2006. He was Visiting Artist to The University of British Columbia’s undergraduate/graduate program in fine arts in 2006-2007.
The evening concluded with a members-only reception.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Internationally acclaimed as a portrait artist, Susanna Blunt created the new portrait of H.M. Queen Elizabeth ll for the Royal Canadian Mint. The new image was created in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee and has been used on all new Canadian coins.
Her contemporary art is influenced firstly by nature, observed, collected, drawn and photographed, but also by other arts, primitive, ancient and modern, from many cultures including Asia, Africa and Australia.
Susanna was educated in Canada and in Europe. She now lives in West Vancouver B.C., Canada. She produces art in a wide variety of styles, from realistic, to abstract contemporary art.