09 Jun 2017

Ewan McNeil

Whether you’re looking for a beauty shot in your work day or an art exhibit that won’t stretch your ailing wallet, the Pendulum Gallery has mounted another free show: New Paintings by Ewan McNeil. Traditionally, McNeil has painted in black and white, playing with core architectural shapes. But “over the past year or so,”

30 May 2017

Amy Van Wormer

If nosy neighbours peek into Amy Van Wormer’s Rubbermaid tubs, they might be alarmed at what they find: bottles of bright arterial blood, dark venous blood, liquid skin, solid skin, human hair, yak hair, alcohol and disembodied appendages.  Those brave enough to continue snooping will find folder after folder of disturbing

28 May 2017

Vancouver’s Hummingbird

With their colourful crowns, frenetically-beating wings, flower-probing bills and can’t-catch-me flight, hummingbirds have long inspired artists. American painter and naturalist Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) was utterly taken with these tinkerbirds, spending six full months painting them in Brazil. ‘A few years after my first appearance in this breathtaking world [1863], I was

26 May 2017

Tanja Gardner Q/A

Tanja Gardner is a talented Vancouver artist whose paintings are inspired by her long BC history and her European training and travels. Represented by the Ian Tan Gallery, Gardner has been active for years in supporting local charities with her art. Gardner offers her take on our Vancouver Q&A. 1. Specific

16 May 2017

Yayoi Kusama

Speaking of the Seattle Art Museum, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors – the show that is creating such a stir after opening in DC – will be in Seattle from June 30th to September 10th, Vancouver’s closest opportunity. With five immersive infinity mirror rooms and more than sixty paintings, sculptures and works

07 May 2017

Johannah Newmarch Q/A

Johannah Newmarch is an award-winning Vancouver actress who has featured in all manner of TV shows and movies. Some of her recent credits include playing Molly Sullivan on When Calls the Heart, Carson Lazarus on Project MC2 and Sharon Miller in Heart of Murder. At the beginning of this month, Newmarch

02 May 2017

Drew Burnham

Eight minutes. That’s how long it took all of Drew Burnham’s paintings to sell at his April 19th show in Toronto. “I’m shocked,” says Burnham. “It’s utterly thrilling.” When the Bau-Xi Gallery called Burnham’s North Van home with the news, he was genuinely taken aback. “It’s such a big, big

30 Apr 2017

Solange Knowles

Finally, some good came from surfing the Internet mid-sentence. Solange Knowles was visiting town in support of her striking new album, A Seat at the Table. This Vancouver leg of her Scales museum tour would feature three concerts of just 105 people each – first come, first served. Yes. Buy. Check

28 Apr 2017

Erin Wall Q/A

Once alive with hope and love – now in the dust dying. Some call it opera’s greatest tragedy. When Iago inflames the jealous Otello, it is Desdemona who pays with her life. Shakespeare’s story comes brilliantly to stage through the music of Giuseppe Verdi and the lyrics of Arrigo Boito.

28 Apr 2017

Sarah Murray Q/A

Vancouver photographer Sarah Murray is much in demand for her ability to capture character and mood. You’ll see her work in movie stills, portraits, food, interiors, travel. She is also a tremendous supporter of her fellow artists and the Vancouver Arts scene. This weekend, Murray will be showing her work on South Granville.