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Closed for installation of the exhibition ‘Song of the Open Road’

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20 Mar, 2017 to 30 Mar, 2017

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The galleries are currently closed for the installation of the upcoming exhibition:

Song of the Open Road
Presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival.

Please join us for the opening celebration on Saturday, April 1, 4-6pm, all welcome!

Song of the Open Road
Vikky Alexander, Robert Arndt, Gerard Byrne, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyn, Kelly Jazvac, Kelly Lycan, Niamh O’Malley, Dawit L. Petros, Greg Staats, Lisa Tan
April 1 to June 18, 2017

B.C. Binning, Alvin Balkind Galleries, Events room, Window Spaces and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada line
Presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival

“You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here,
I believe that much unseen is also here.

I believe you are latent with unseen existences, you are so dear to me.”
—Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road” (1856)

Taking its title from a poem by Walt Whitman, the Contemporary Art Gallery presents a group exhibition as the central feature of this year’s Capture Photography Festival. Work is presented both inside and outside and across all of the gallery’s spaces, embracing a diverse set of conditions and approaches centred in a conceptual understanding of an expanded field of photographic practice that examines notions of what you see is most definitely not what you get.

Bringing together artists from Canada, Eritrea, Ireland, Sweden, and the US, the exhibition includes works that combine thematically to interrogate ideas rooted in photographic histories, engaging ideas such as veracity, recollection, remembrance, belonging, staging, and how the image documents and records these or is evidence of differing realities.

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Artists/Participants:
Vikky Alexander  
Robert Arndt   
Gerard Byrne   
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn   
Kelly Jazvac   
Kelly Lycan   
Niamh O’Malley   
Dawit L. Petros   
Greg Staats   
Lisa Tan   



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April 1 to June 18, 2017
B. C. Binning and Alvin Balkind Galleries
Events Room, Window spaces
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Greg Staats
Sunday, April 2, 2pm
Staats will discuss his multidisciplinary practice and the works on display for ‘Song of the Open Road’.

Toronto-based artist Greg Staats, Kanien’kehá:ka (b. Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory) works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world as an ongoing process of conceptualizing a Haudenosaunee restorative aesthetic to define the multiplicity of relationships with trauma and renewal. For ‘Song of the Open Road’ Staats’ installation ‘untitled (objects of reciprocal thinking)’ (2014) brings together images and objects from personal and community archives that offer intellectual and aesthetic interpretation of body and ceremony.

‘Song of the Open Road’
Vikky Alexander, Robert Arndt, Gerard Byrne, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Kelly Jazvac, Kelly Lycan, Niamh O’Malley, Dawit L. Petros, Greg Staats and Lisa Tan
April 1 to June 18, 2017
Public opening: Saturday, April 1, 4-6pm, all welcome!
Contemporary Art Gallery and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line.

Presented in partnership with Capture Photography Festival, 2017

Taking its title from a poem by Walt Whitman, the Contemporary Art Gallery presents a group exhibition as the central feature of this year’s Capture Photography Festival.

Bringing together ten artists from Canada, Eritrea, Ireland, Sweden and USA, the exhibition presents an expanded field of photographic practice encompassing still, documentary traditions through to digital technologies and moving image, which through black-and-white silver gelatin prints, digital printouts from Internet searches and found archive materials, collectively examine notions of what you see is most definitely not what you get.

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We invite you to a special evening with renowned photographer Vikky Alexander

Meet at CAG at 6pm, drinks at 7pm at Opus Bar in Yaletown

Join us for an exclusive evening with artist Vikky Alexander. Alexander is one of Vancouver’s most acclaimed artists, often considered in association with the “Pictures Generation” and photo-conceptualism, she is best known for her large-scale photo mural installations and multimedia works that combine photography with sculptural objects.

Alexander will discuss Model Suite (Sliding Door) 2005/2017, a large-scale mural at CAG’s off-site Yaletown-Roundhouse Station site as part of the exhibition Song of the Open Road in partnership with Capture Photography Festival. Young Patrons are invited to a complimentary round of cocktails following the talk at the Opus Bar. Opus will be creating two custom cocktails inspired by Alexander.

We will be meeting at 6pm at the CAG and will walk collectively to the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line.

Sign up as a Young Patron today and begin your membership with the chance to meet Vikky personally over complimentary drinks at the Opus Bar after the talk.

In becoming part of the CAG Young Patrons community, you are joining a network of art-minded young professionals, artists and other creatives. Attend behind-the-scenes art gatherings that are both social and educational (drink and learn about contemporary art), from studio visits, to collections tours and more, as well as exciting events with our dynamic community partners. New members will also receive a limited edition publication and artist edition. If you are interested in learning more about the Young Patrons, please email h.wong@contemporaryartgallery.ca.

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Assistant Curator, Jas Lally 0ffers an evening behind the scenes guided tour of the current exhibition, ‘Song of the Open Road’.

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