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 Back  Vignettes | British Columbia | November 2014 – January 2015

By Robin Laurence

“AKOS” COREY BULPITT Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, to Jan 25 This young and inventive Vancouver artist fuses classical Haida forms and designs with the street art of Hip Hop culture. Corey Bulpitt, whose graffiti tag is AKOS and Haida name is Taakeit G’aaya, demonstrates his ability to span two worlds. Among his works on view: a carved Haida eagle mounted atop a section of discarded telephone pole, a painting on canvas stencilled with Haida salmon-trout-head motifs and overlaid with graffiti, and magnificent relief panels carved in red cedar.

KHAN LEE: SHUNT Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Oct 18-Dec 31 This new video by interdisciplinary artist Khan Lee focuses on the images and sounds of a freight train as it goes through the process of shunting (switching) railway cars. Shunt “plays with the notion of sound in relation to time,” with the shunting creating “a cascading series of reactions from one car to the next.” It also evokes the history of westward expansion and the contemporary reality of economies and settlements built on the movement of goods and natural resources.

ROBERT YOUNG: SPATIAL UNDERSTANDING Gordon Smith Gallery North Vancouver, Oct 22-Feb 21 Organized in conjunction with the release of Bebop, a five-colour etching created by Robert Young in support of Artists for Kids, this exhibition examines the scope of this Vancouver artist’s print production. Best known for his complex and intricate paintings, Young has also created similarly contemplative lithographs, serigraphs and etchings. As with the other works on view here, his latest print reveals Young’s interest in spatial conundrums and points to the powerful influence of jazz on his imagery.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART – FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Nov 3-21 This group exhibit of figurative works reveals the ways contemporary Southeast Asian art is responding to massive and rapid social, economic and political change. Representing 13 artists from Burma, Cambodia and Vietnam, the works include mixed-media pieces that allude to ancient Burmese temple paintings; large-scale, Neo-Expressionist portraits that address the traumas of Cambodia’s recent violent past and self-portraits that examine identity and spirituality; and Vietnamese watercolours that evoke dreamlike and meditative environments.

LORI-ANN LATREMOUILLE: DREAMING OF CHAGALL Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, Nov 6-30 West Coast artist Lori-ann Latremouille pays homage to Marc Chagall’s magical paintings through her own distinctive style and dramatically reduced palette. Brides and grooms, horses and fish, birds and angels, musicians and musical instruments – all evoke Chagall’s visual vocabulary as seen through Latremouille’s eyes and percolated through her experience. Some of her paintings employ generalized images and symbols, while others tell stories of Latremouille’s life, including a recent struggle with a serious illness and depression.

PANDEMONIUM: A RAIN CITY ILLUSTRATION SHOW Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, Nov 6-29 Despite the digital assault on print media and paper books, the art of illustration is alive and well, as the immense success of Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s illustration program reveals. Originating at ECUAD, the Rain City Illustration collective has more than 100 members, who have a wide array of artistic styles and sensibilities. Its semi-annual gallery shows (such as this) convey just how much skill, talent and creative vision the collective represents.

SHINSUKE MINEGISHI Art Beatus, Vancouver, Nov 21-Jan 16 A leading printmaker of our day, Shinsuke Minegishi continues his series focused on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan in 2011. Born in Tokyo and based in Vancouver, Minegishi visited his homeland following the disaster. He was struck by “how fragile and vulnerable” civilization and its structures and systems can be. His prints attest to the resilience of the survivors and the importance of community and family in rebuilding and reconnecting.

LAARA CERMAN AND KEVIN LANTHIER Firehall Arts Centre Gallery, Vancouver, Dec 3-Jan 17 This two-person photographic exhibition looks at aspects of our built environment through the filter of digital post-production. Laara Cerman focuses on abandoned and derelict structures in Greater Vancouver and Salton City, California. Her interest is in the stories these broken-down homes tell about the people who once lived there. Kevin Lanthier uses digital technology to create panoramic images of streets lined with similar houses, ranging from banal Vancouver Specials to fairy-tale style cottages.

ELI BORNSTEIN: CONSTRUCTED WORKS, 1960S TO PRESENT Winchester Modern, Victoria, Dec 6-Jan 31 Born in Milwaukee, educated in Chicago and Paris and based since 1950 in Saskatoon, Eli Bornstein has evolved a distinctive series of relief (what he calls “Structurist”) sculptures. With apparent influences from early Modernist assemblages and collage (Bornstein studied with Fernand Léger in Paris in the 1950s), he uses his work to explore geometric form, luscious colour and the play of light and shadow through complexly articulated space.

MAINSTREETERS: TAKING ADVANTAGE, 1972-1982 Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Jan 9-Mar 14 A co-production of grunt gallery and Presentation House Gallery, Mainstreeters is an exhibition, online platform, publication and event series. The focus is on a group of social-issue-oriented artists based on and around Vancouver’s Main Street during the 1970s. According to curators Allison Collins and Michael Turner, the Mainstreet Inc. “art gang” fused hippie, glam and punk elements with the emerging gay scene, producing groundbreaking video works and still photographs. Augmenting the work are magazines, correspondence, sketch books and related ephemera.

“AKOS” Corey Bulpitt
“AKOS” Corey Bulpitt

Khan Lee
Khan Lee

Robert Young
Robert Young

Southeast Asian Art
Southeast Asian Art

Lori-Ann Latremouille
Lori-Ann Latremouille

Pandemonium
Pandemonium

Shinsuke Minegishi
Shinsuke Minegishi

Laara Cerman | Kevin Lanthier
Laara Cerman | Kevin Lanthier

Eli Bornstein
Eli Bornstein

Mainstreeters
Mainstreeters

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