Last Sunday of every month with Jocelyn Statia
January 29 and February 26, 3pm
Join CAG Visitor Coordinator, Jocelyn Statia for a tour of the current exhibitions.
Saturday, December 10, 3pm
Join us for a guided visit of the exhibitions on display in French led by artist Mike Boursheid.
until January 1, 2017
Featuring a selection of new and recent works produced using processes as diverse as the latest 3D printing techniques to large-scale hand blown glass, the exhibition will create a characteristically poetic universe, a world of its own, extending Leblon’s ongoing propositions with a more abstracted figurative presence.
A major intervention altering the floors and walls will modify our perception of the space at CAG and so by means of such a gesture of immediate and deft simplicity, we engage in a shared make-believe and the experience of a space redefined. We are transported into a different realm where questions arise concerning established associations – historically, culturally and socially constructed – between the exceptional and the normal, the manufactured and the existent, the personal and impersonal, the ephemeral and the permanent, the old and the new, the dead and the alive. The gallery becomes a site somewhere between what is almost known and barely known.
Choreographing the rooms into a fictional landscape, a group of works combine to populate the space suggesting a larger spatial narrative. A blank face without features, detached arms without hands, a clothed torso; each of these new evocative sculptures comprises a sort of shell or envelope for an absent body, a hollow core that speaks to questions of memory, dreams, fragmentation and possibility.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of Institut Français and the Consulate général de France in Vancouver.MORE
Saturday, December 17, 3pm
Join local artist Guadalupe Martinez for a tour of the current exhibitions in Spanish.
Guided visits are open to the public, providing free opportunities to engage with exhibitions and develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. We also encourage visits from primary and secondary schools, ESL groups, university and college students and community groups. For more information or to book a guided visit for your group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 604 681 2700.
January 13 to March 19, 2017
The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada by British artist Haroon Mirza.
Mirza has received international acclaim for work that tests the interplay and friction between sound and light waves and electric current. Kinetic sculptures, performances and immersive installations purposefully cross wired. An advocate of interference (in the sense of electro-acoustic or radio disruption), he creates situations in which he describes his role as a composer, manipulating electricity, a live, invisible and volatile phenomenon calling on instruments as varied as household electronics, vinyl and turntables, LEDs, furniture, video footage and existing artworks by other artists to behave differently.MORE