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  • Lyse Lemieux FULL FRONTAL October 13, 2017 – March 25, 2018 Gallery façade and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station   The Contemporary Art Gallery presents a major solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Lyse Lemieux, incorporating two new inter-related large-scale commissions across the gallery façade and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. Lemieux’s artistic practice is often described as one focused on drawing, balanced between figuration and abstraction. Whether working in small (and until very recently, private) notebooks, on sheets of paper, or across the “page” of the gallery façade and the glass panelled architecture of the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Lemieux’s working process is inseparable from the forms she creates, which are almost always in reference to the human figure. MORE
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    13 Oct, 2017 – 25 Mar, 2018
    Lyse Lemieux, FULL FRONTAL, 2017. Courtesy the artist
  • Off-site: A New Path to the Waterfall Lord Strathcona Elementary School, Vancouver September 11, 2017 – June 29, 2018 This autumn we begin an ambitious public project with US artist Harrell Fletcher, engaging a broad range of Vancouver school students, residents and artists in a series of participatory projects reflecting the artist’s interest in bringing art and life together. MORE
    Harrell Fletcher, photograph from KSMoCA, 2017. Courtesy of the artist
  • Andrew Dadson Site For Still Life October 13 – December 31, 2017 B.C. Binning & Alvin Balkind Galleries   The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the most comprehensive solo exhibition in a public gallery to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson. Dadson’s practice engages with the notion of boundaries in relation to space and time, primarily through investigations with materials, process and abstraction. Comprising new, ambitious large-scale paintings, film and installation, this exhibition presents a major statement by this young artist of propositions core to his practice. MORE
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    13 Oct, 2017 – 31 Dec, 2017
    Andrew Dadson, House Plants, 2017, installation view from Site For Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2017. Courtesy the artist, David Kordansky Gallery and Galleria Franco Noero. Photography by SITE Photography
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Current Exhibitions

Lyse Lemieux
FULL FRONTAL
October 13, 2017 – March 25, 2018
Gallery façade and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station

 

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents a major solo exhibition of work by Canadian artist Lyse Lemieux, incorporating two new inter-related large-scale commissions across the gallery façade and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.

Lemieux’s artistic practice is often described as one focused on drawing, balanced between figuration and abstraction. Whether working in small (and until very recently, private) notebooks, on sheets of paper, or across the “page” of the gallery façade and the glass panelled architecture of the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Lemieux’s working process is inseparable from the forms she creates, which are almost always in reference to the human figure.

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Lyse Lemieux | FULL FRONTAL


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Current Exhibitions

Off-site: A New Path to the Waterfall
Lord Strathcona Elementary School, Vancouver
September 11, 2017 – June 29, 2018

This autumn we begin an ambitious public project with US artist Harrell Fletcher, engaging a broad range of Vancouver school students, residents and artists in a series of participatory projects reflecting the artist’s interest in bringing art and life together.

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Off-site | Harrell Fletcher | A New Path to the Waterfall


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Current Exhibitions

Andrew Dadson
Site For Still Life
October 13 – December 31, 2017
B.C. Binning & Alvin Balkind Galleries

 

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the most comprehensive solo exhibition in a public gallery to date of work by Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson.

Dadson’s practice engages with the notion of boundaries in relation to space and time, primarily through investigations with materials, process and abstraction. Comprising new, ambitious large-scale paintings, film and installation, this exhibition presents a major statement by this young artist of propositions core to his practice.

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Andrew Dadson | Site For Still Life


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For some, there may be something vaguely familiar about the giant image that is currently installed in the Contemporary Art Gallery’s windows. What appears as a huge, empty landscape is actually vinyl from a billboard ad for Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign salvaged by Toronto-based artist Kelly Jazvac. Originally measuring over 70 feet, the billboard was intended to promote the photographic abilities of the iPhone 6.

Stretched across the CAG’s facade, Ambient Advertising (2016) provides viewers with the rare opportunity to engage up close with the sheer scale of advertisement through the repurposed vinyl. In Jazvac’s hands, the vinyl has been meticulously sliced and made to fit in the CAG’s windows. The once glossy, enticing surface of the image is interrupted by cuts that allow for a more critical engagement with the vinyl’s texture and movement. What seems at first like a pristine image of a vast landscape becomes troubled by the disposable material it creates and the ironic implications it has for the environment it depicts.

Much of Kelly Jazvac’s work incorporates discarded vinyl into new compositions, reviving thrown-away material and touching on environment concerns like pollution. Her installation and sculptural pieces often have a playfulness to them—check out the cowboy hanging upside down inside the gallery—that encourages us to acknowledge the absurdity in the everyday.
Since the original was released in 2007, the iPhone has had 12 iterations. Which each new iPhone comes a new advertising campaign promising that this phone is better than the last. What Jazvac’s work highlights is how planned obsolescence guarantees more iPhones, more ad campaigns, more vinyl , and more waste.

Ambient Advertising will be up in our windows until September 10th, 2017.

-Michelle Martin

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Song of the Open Road – Kelly Jazvac by Michelle Martin


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