September 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

It feels like an exciting time in Vancouver arts at the moment because of the work being done by Vancouver Biennale. There were installs of new public art pieces around the city over the summer, including the huge new mural by Os Gemeos on Granville Island and the sculpture pictured here by Jonathan Borofsky.

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It was a beautiful day to be outside on Saturday so I decided to walk over to Olympic Village, where this is installed, and take a look. It’s in a great location along the seawall with plenty of space around it. The work is made of painted and molded galvanized steel, featuring pixelated colourful figures stacked to the sky. It’s a striking sculpture and will be a welcome splash of colour in the area when the rainy days finally come around.

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Visit the Vancouver Biennale website to learn more, and for a short audio tour of the work.

September 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

My friend M.A. Tateishi has an exhibition of new paintings at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, BC. The show opened this past weekend so Boris and I decided to use it as an opportunity to go on a road trip adventure.

On Saturday morning we hopped in a Car2Go (because we don’t have a car of our own) and headed into the Fraser Valley. We made a few stops along the way to buy fresh local fruits and veggies, do a little thrifting at Value Village in Chilliwack, and grab to-go lemon sour cream pie from the Chilliwack Airport Coffee Shop (aka I Fly For Pie).

Pictured here are four new mixed media paintings by M.A. Tateishi. These are large 48″ x 48″ bold works with multiple layers of paper, paint, and resin on wood panel. It’s a tough call but I think Bumbleberry Pie is my favourite of the new work.

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Born Again

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Raspberry Pie

Raspberry Pie

The show continues in Harrison for the month of September. View more photos of the work on M.A. Tateishi’s blog.

September 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

A few scenes on and around Bowen Island from the previous few days. Rain had been forecast for the long weekend, but we mostly had poofy clouds and blue skies.

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The rain was saving itself for today, and I’ve been enjoying the return to sweaters, long pants, and boots. I love the fall season.