08.08.16 by Staff

Mixed-Race Artists Explore Half-Asian Identities in “Dirty Knees”

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Shannon Elliott

 

“Dirty Knees” is a visual arts exhibition exploring mixed-race identities, featuring artists Nomi Chi, Shannon Elliott, Katie So, Mandy Tsung and Lauren YS (all of half-Asian ancestry).

The title of the show is a reference to the old playground rhyme (“Chinese/ Japanese/ Dirty knees/ Look at these!”) and deals with the complexities of internalized racism as well as the difficulty of establishing an identity that isn’t just stratified but fetishized and overlooked by linear definitions of race and heritage.

Bringing together a very personal selection of work, the exhibit aims to create a sense of community and encourage discussion around issues of race and identity. See more images below or on display at Vancouver’s Untitled Art Space in Chinatown (436 Columbia Street), opening August 12th.

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06.08.16 by Staff

Allumette Light Designed By Knauf and Brown

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Our friends Vancouver-based designers Knauf and Brown (aka Calen Knauf & Conrad Brown) have designed a new light! The Allumette Floor Light is made of aluminum form and emits a softly diffused LED light through recessed panels on the sides. See more images below.

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16.07.16 by Staff

Giveaway: Miike Snow Tickets!

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To all you Albertans and British Columbians (or anyone willing to make your way to these cities!) our friends at Live Nation have hooked us up with pairs of tickets to these shows:

August 9th  MacEwan Hall  Calgary, Canada 

August 10th  Winspear Centre  Edmonton, Canada 

August 12th  Orpheum  Vancouver, Canada


If you wanna go, just leave a comment below with your favorite Miike Snow song and the city you want tickets for! Winners will be announced on July 28th!

06.07.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Chaperon

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A selection of paintings from “Peripheral Visions” by artist Rebecca Chaperon, currently showing in Art Rental & Sales on the main floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery until September 23rd. More images below.

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17.06.16 by Staff

Hidden Sculptures by Artist Mark Ollinger

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Calgary-born, Vancouver-based artist Mark Ollinger has been hiding incredibly unique artworks in the streets of cities around the world; a sculptural response to street painting. Check out more images below!

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19.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: George Vergette

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A selection of work by Edmonton-born, Vancouver-based artist George Vergette. More images below.

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14.05.16 by Staff

Handcrafted Miniature Worlds by Secret Wood

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Vancouver-based jeweller Secret Wood handcrafts finely detailed, snow globe-esque scenes out of wood, resin and beeswax. More images below.

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12.05.16 by Jeff

Kutcorners’ Canadian Mix

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If you’re not that familiar with what’s happening right now in the Canadian music scene (even if you are) you should definitely listen to this Canadian mix by Kutcorners for Artgang Montreal. He’s my favourite dj in Vancouver and a criminally underrated producer; big things on the horizon for him for sure. Check out the mix below – good vibes if you’re working in your studio today!

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