425 – 268 Keefer St
HOURS: tue-sat 12-6pm, by appt. only until further notice.
SUM gallery produces and present year-round multidisciplinary exhibitions and events that further the artistic vision of the Queer Arts Festival. SUM brings diverse communities together to support artistic risk-taking, incite creative collaboration and experimentation, and celebrate the rich heritage of queer artists and art.
Opening Apr 1
Trauma Clown, a photo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya. Oppression and commodification meet in Vivek Shraya’s first solo art show in Vancouver. In a cultural climate where laughter and pain go hand in hand, Shraya inhabits the titular “trauma clown”, exploring who we become when we externalize our suffering. Her work invites viewers to question the mediums of modern spectacle and depths of our appetite. This exhibition is part of the 2021 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program.
SUM Gallery is the only gallery in Canada dedicated to the presentation of queer art. SUM produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking multidisciplinary work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Internationally-known for producing the Queer Arts Festival, SUM brings diverse communities together to support artistic risk-taking, incite creative collaboration and experimentation and celebrate the rich heritage of queer art and artists.
KARIN LEE: QUEER-SUM 心