13 Jan 2019

Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always

“We are salmon people,” Master Artist Sara Siestreem said of her Hanis Coos tribe in a November talk at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. “We mean that to say we are related to the salmon.” “I’ve got an artistic practice that has three parts…My first language in my work

08 Jan 2019

Art Gallery In A Lane

Indoor gallery space is enormously expensive. And what of all those people who feel too intimidated to wander into a private exhibit: ‘Do I look like someone who could afford these paintings?’ Well, Victoria has a solution to all of this: an outdoor gallery, staged in a most unintimidating laneway.

06 Jan 2019

There’s Always More Show

And thank goodness for that! We’re big fans of Michelle Nguyen’s work. This up-and-coming Vancouver painter is attracting a lot of interest from critics and collectors. Her newest exhibit – January 12th to 26th at the Bau-Xi Vancouver – is entitled There’s Always More Show, a reference to one of

01 Jan 2019

Ian Thom Selects

As Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery for over 30 years, Ian Thom has led countless acquisitions and curated 80+ exhibitions. Now, upon his retirement, Thom has gone into the more than 12,000 works in the VAG permanent collection and chosen a highlight exhibit of ~ 90 pieces. Here’s

18 Dec 2018

Jeffrey Milstein

i. I work as a(n) Artist using photography as my primary medium. ii. I do this creative work because: I have always been a visual artist ever since my earliest memories I drew and painted and made things. Photography allows for instant (almost) gratification. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work

11 Dec 2018

Guo Pei, The Detail

“Fashion shouldn’t just be about the present,” says designer Guo Pei. “I care more about the meaning behind the details. Therefore, the embroidery and motifs you see on my clothing all have stories behind them.” Even if you have been to the Vancouver Art Gallery once to see the Guo

09 Dec 2018

Bau-Xi Annual Holiday Exhibit

We appreciate the gorgeous range of artists on display at local galleries like the Bau-Xi on South Granville. Until December 21st, you can check out their talented roster at the annual Holiday Exhibition. Here’s a peek at some of the works you’ll see. Joshua Jensen-Nagle. The Feeling You Leave Behind

25 Nov 2018

Swedish Falu Red

As you drive through the Swedish countryside, you can’t help but notice how many houses and barns are painted the same shade of red. Well, that red has a name – Falu Red or Falu Rödfärg – and historical significance. Falu Red is named for Falun, a small town outside of

06 Nov 2018

Michelle Nguyen’s Studio

It’s a singular space – from the soft white walls under the shadows of an industrial skylight, to the carefully tiered plants, the rescue porcelain cats, and the candy-coloured barber’s chair. All of the in-studio colour – the drips on the walls, the smears on the well-squeezed paint tubes, the

21 Oct 2018

George Byrne

i. I work as: a photographic artist. ii. I do this creative work because: I honestly believe it was my destiny, from the very first day I picked up a camera I feel I was able to interpret regular things in an interesting unique way. iii. Personal qualities that help