Saturday June 14, 12–4pm
Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Mainland and Davie Street
Free, no registration required
Closing reception at the CAG, 6–9pm
Vancouverites of all ages are invited to take part in free hands-on drawing workshops, across the city in community centres, museums, art galleries, and on the street! Workshops, developed and led by professional artists, offer the opportunity
to rediscover drawing in everyday life. This day-long, city-wide celebration focuses on the process, pleasure and diversity of drawing, rather than on skill and technical ability.
For Vancouver Draw Down 2014 CAG hosts a workshop that works directly with Penner Bancroft’s installation at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. Participants will develop their own collective drawing collage by taking tracings of Bancroft’s branches and adding them to an ever growing communal drawing.MORE
France-Vancouver: a curatorial conversation
Saturday, June 14, 6–8pm
Western Front, Grand Luxe Hall, 303 8th Ave East
Free, please RSVP to email@example.com
Join a panel discussion with Claire Le Restif, director of CREDAC; Laurence Gateau, director of Frac des Pays-dela- Loire; Marie Cozette, director of La Synagogue de Delme; Vincent Verlé, director of Centre d’art Bastille in Grenoble; Alexandra Baudelot, co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers; and Marta Ponsa, director of artistic projects, le Jeu de Paume, hosted by Western Front and co-presented by
the CAG with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC and Consulat général de France, Vancouver.
Please join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibitions:
The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes
Headlines and Last Lines in the Movies
Opening reception: Thursday, June 12, 7–10pm
Saturday, September 13, 4pm
Join the artist on a walk through tour of his exhibition.
The Archive – The Raven Diaries
September 12 to November 9, 2014
The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by acclaimed German artist Jürgen Partenheimer. Reflecting the diversity of the artist’s practice, the exhibition comprises works on paper, text, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, much of it produced in Vancouver in spring 2014 during his recent residency as the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, hosted by Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Partenheimer’s work is essentially abstract; his drawings and paintings, caught seemingly on the verge of dissolution, are remarkable for their fragile beauty, whilst sculpture and ceramic work, suggesting some usefulness, remain elusive with respect to any specific function. His artistic proposition is philosophical, encouraging us to challenge the distinction normally made between reality and imagination. Drawing is used as a means to suggest new pictorial space, linking our experience of place through mapping and gesture, through mark-making. His visual language, the particular form of poetic abstraction, creates a system of open, meditative boundaries. As such this conceptual approach, his life-long interest in notions of representation and his thoughtful, meticulous consideration of locality, space and place, suggest a key resonance with artistic practice in the city, asserting continuity between these forms and an experience of daily life.MORE
Broken City Lab
Flagged For Review
Burrard Marina Field House Studio
1655 Whyte Avenue
Every Tuesday evening:
March 18 to April 29, 7- 8.30pm
NEXT: Tuesday, April 8, 7-8.30pm
The Trouble is…
Bring your questions, suspicions, and inspirations for art in public spaces to an open conversation on art as troublemaking and troublemaking as art.
Broken City Lab (BCL) are currently artists-in-residence at the Burrard Marina Field House. Their four month project, Flagged for Review examines the surrounding site and its relation to current perceptions of the city through a series of initiated conversations. Every Tuesday until the end of April, the collective will host public games, temporary installations and conversations concerning social and political issues present in Vancouver. These will culminate in the production of a series of flags to be installed at the Field House and throughout the city during the last two months of their residency.
The Field House Studio Residency Program is generously supported by the Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver.
For this residency we gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the BC Creative Communities Award.MORE