December 2nd, 2014 | Comments Off

On a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery last week with my friend Mary Anne Tateishi, I was thrilled to see this installation by Ai Wei Wei. It is made up of hundreds of antique wooden stools, stacked from floor to ceiling in a chaos of straight legs and circular seats.

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It was impressive to see in person and get the chance to walk through. This installation is the best thing to see at the VAG by far. It’s part of an exhibition on contemporary Chinese art that continues until April 6th, 2015.

November 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

On Friday I dropped into Gam Gallery to check out their latest show, Paper Presents. I have two layered paper pieces in the show amongst all the other terrific work by Vancouver artists such as Ola Volo, Sean Karemaker, Sarah Clement and many more.








The official opening for the show is this Friday November 28th, 7pm until late. It’s a good place to pick up handmade local art for Christmas gifts.

October 29th, 2014 | Comments Off

For our November edition of Hot Talks we’ve partnered with the Eastside Culture Crawl to present an evening of short talks by eight artists participating in this year’s Crawl. It was a difficult selection process choosing from among the hundreds of talented artists who take part in the studio tour every year, but I made sure to choose a wide variety of disciplines.

Our speakers for the evening are Michelle Sirois Silver, Jon Shaw, Holly Cruise, Claire Madill, Patsy Kay Kolesar, Reilly Lievers, David Robinson, and Robin Ripley.


Each artist will share a bit about their process and work in a short “Show & Tell” style talk on November 13th at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Hot Talks: Eastside Culture Crawl
Hot Art Wet City
Date: November 13th, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street (at 6th Ave), Vancouver