Nestled within Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden, Paul Wong's Suk-Fong Nay Ho Mah (2019) immediately exudes a warm intimacy. The exhibition's opening on January 12th attracted a typical Saturday crowd to the Chinatown hallmark: tourists, families, and artists congregated within its rooms as sunlight peeked through the wood-paneled doors. Chatter is near constant, friendly; sipping on small paper cups of tea, visitors murmured between themselves and with each other. With no one but my phone, I nonetheless found myself a welcome guest amidst a gathering of familiars.
What do you get when you take a clown away from the circus? That seems to be the question that Camille Boitel wanted to pose, if not to answer outright with L'Homme de Hus.
The premise of the one-man-show is simple: a chair, a performer, and an urge to face the audience. But that is as far as a concise summary can go. Over the course of the hour, what unfolds is a surreal display of circus philosophy as things fall apart, get put back together, and then spiral further into entropy; everything goes terribly, irrevocably wrong.
International is supposed to be a key word here. Unfortunately, the festival lacked diversity with the prevalence Japanese and Chinese national clothing. It catches the eye right at the entrance, where ladies dressed in kimono greet the guests. By the end of the show I counted around 60 models, including young kids, who walked the catwalk in Japanese and Chinese national costumes comparing to maximum of 20 models wearing European style of clothes. The Vancouver International Fashion Festival was held at the Pacific Gateway Hotel, which is located in Richmond.
OMG! The second installment of OMG Art Bar happened last Saturday, July 6th at the On MainGallery. Paul Wong, the Artistic Director of the space is an avid artist, curator and facilitator with a penchant for visual media arts. So, of course, all recording devices were welcome.
CJSF volunteer Jay Peachy attended the Open heArt exhibit at the Met on December 21st, this is what he had to say about the event...
CJSF volunteer examines and discusses Migration Patterns the latest exhibit by Lisa Walker showing at Gallery Gachet.
On the last episode of Sound Therapy, my co-host and I interviewed Lisa Walker an artist from Gallery Gachet. She talked about her exhibition: Migration Patterns. During the interview Lisa and I had a discussion about the experiences of home, which made me realize how significant the word ‘home’ is.
Frieda Werden, Spoken Word and Current Affairs Director at CJSF, adds to the CJSF review by Kate Lerman...
To read Kate's original review http://www.cjsf.ca/aereviews/display_reviews.php?reviews_id=240
CJSF volunteer, Kate Lerman, reviews the new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery...
Plus, who am I to pass up by-donation night at the VAG?
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution is a collection of works, from a variety of media, that aims to show the work that “emerged from the dynamic relationship between art and feminism between 1965 and 1980, a time in which a majority of feminist activism and art-making occurred across the globe.” (Quote from the Vancouver Art Gallery website)
Thanks to SFU visual arts students and faculty, the paper has been torn off the doors on the, of late, neglected SFU art gallery, and the 2005 Visual Arts student show, Hung, opened March 4th.
Did you know SFU has an art gallery in the AQ? Maybe not because the gallery itself has been closed for a few months now. It may be on the verge of closing entirely. However, about 150 people attended the opening to peruse the work of this year's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Visual Art majors and, thanks to them, our gallery is open again (at least for the moment). The show is aptly named Hung.