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New exhibitions! Alcuin Society; Koei Kao; Rachel Anzalone; Sage Sidley

July 9 – 20, 2019Opening reception: Monday, July 8, 5:30 – 7PM
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street

 

Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada
travelling exhibition  — Gallery 2B

The Alcuin Society has announced the 2018 winners of its annual winning books, which will be exhibited in Germany at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs; at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo; and in nine Canadian provinces. The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver based non-profit society for the support and appreciation of fine books. For more information and list of winners visit www.alcuinsociety.comJuly 9 – 13, 2019
Opening reception: Monday, July 8, 5:30 – 7PM
Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville Street

 

JIAN — Koei Kao
MFA Thesis Exhibition — Gallery 1

Kao’s MFA thesis exhibition explores concepts of negative space, translation between human race and animal species in embossing works, and ink and oil paintings. Emphasis on negative space and breathing rooms through transparent embossed text pieces and Xieyi paintings, the artist draws attention to the distance created through every translation and an ESL interpretations. These works invite viewers to engage with further translations that go beyond the artist’s lenses. How much or how less is needed for us to communicate? How long does it take to see a creature?North Block — Rachel Anzalone
graduate exhibitor — Gallery 2A

During her studies at NSCAD, Rachel Anzalone traveled up and down the North Block stairway, continuously leaving from and arriving at her studio. She noticed paint chips bubbling and departing from the walls. With curiosity, she peeled the chips, only to discover the layers of paint underneath. With sheets of mylar, acrylic paint, and the paint chips collaged together, Anzalone has documented a piece of the building’s history and someone’s attempt at patching up the walls.

On Thursday, June 20th at 9:30PM, the artists will host a brief discussion followed by a musical performance as Tangent at Art Bar +Projects.Clifton Deposits — Sage Sidley
graduate exhibitor — Gallery 3

This exhibition explores digital and physical location-based data collection and its influence on experiencing place. Sidley’s interdisciplinary drawing research concerns the intangible transformation of public and semi-public spaces into digital data harvesting sites and the proliferation of social surveillance practices. The gallery space will swarm with forms such as: found objects and notes, drawings, prints, and sculptures to investigate the traces of these unseen influences.

On Thursday, June 20th at 9:30PM, the artists will host a brief discussion followed by a musical performance as Tangent at Art Bar +Projects.