23.11.09 by Jeff

Martin Creed

Installation by Martin Creed on the Wing Sang building here in Vancouver (Chinatown). “Everything Is Going To Be Alright”.

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19.11.09 by Jeff

Vancouver Is Awesome

Vancouverites this is directed at you! VancouverIsAwesome.com is having a Donor Drive right now and they need your help! As a newly recognized non-profit organization they aren’t eligible for grants until 2011 so they are looking for donations of any size to keep them afloat!

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You will be eligible to win thousands of dollars worth of prizes just by donating. But don’t do it for the prizes, do it to help a site that is dedicated to promoting local arts and culture!

Head over here to donate!

16.11.09 by Jeff

Thank You!

Reid (Lifetime) and I would like to thank the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of you that came out to the art show on Friday! It was overwhelming! Big thanks to Savoury Chef for providing all of the delicious food, the mini Vietnamese subs were a huge hit! If you’re hosting an event in Vancouver you need to let them handle the catering! Thanks to Phono for the music and Kale Friesen for shooting photos!

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The gallery side was packed the whole night and the lounge side (with the music and food) quickly turned into quite a party. If you were there, leave a comment!

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13.11.09 by Jeff

8PM. 68 West 5th Avenue.

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12.11.09 by Jeff

Erika Somogyi / Interview

Our Tangents art show is only one day away (Friday)! Here’s the final artist interview! Introducing, Erika Somogyi.

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ERIKA SOMOGYI INTERVIEW

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I was surprised to learn that you’re living in Brooklyn! Based on your work I would have guessed you were living in a log cabin somewhere in the pacific northwest! The evergreen tree shapes, the mountains, where is the imagery coming from?

Sometimes I wish I were living in a log cabin in the mountains. I have spent time backpacking and sleeping outside. I love visiting the national parks. The natural imagery I use in my work comes from my travels, photos I have taken, photos I have borrowed, field studies and memories.  One aspect of the work I have been making is the longing for a connection with nature. The lack of expansive wilderness here is a big part of that. In a way I feel transported by the paintings.

I think you’d love it here in British Columbia! We have lots of mountains, lakes, and trails. On the other hand, I like the idea that your work is about this longing, like an intense memory that over time has become more fantasy than reality. Maybe coming here would ruin that?

It would be so cool if I were coming out for the show! I don’t think it would ruin my work at all. It would be a great experience for me to spend some time there. I guess what I’m trying to say is that the art I make doesn’t just come from what I can see out my window. That would be the Manhattan skyline. I have a pretty nice view.

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10.11.09 by Jeff

Jennilee Marigomen / Interview

 

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JENNILEE MARIGOMEN INTERVIEW

 

Tell me about the last time you wished you had a camera with you, but didn’t.

A man was walking down West Broadway a couple weeks ago, carrying a five foot tall stuffed animal horse on his right side. From far away, it looked like he was riding it!

If you had your camera, would you have stopped the man and asked for a photo? Or would you have tried to capture the image without interfering? Is this something you even think about?

I try not to interfere or make my presence known when taking photos. I think that it’s part of my personality – I like being the observer and listener.

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09.11.09 by Jeff

Garry Trinh / Interview

Our Tangents art show is just a few days away (Friday)! Here’s artist interview #3! Introducing Garry Trinh!

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GARRY TRINH INTERVIEW

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Is it true that Australians are to blame for “Uggs”?

Is it’s true and proud of them we are.

In your humble opinion, what is the worst movie of all time?

I haven’t kept a list of movies I hate. I tend to see the good in all things. However, I felt physically nauseous while watching Cloverfield on the big screen and really really needed to leave the cinema. Those handycam shots made me feel like I was on a two hour roller coaster. Took a day to recover from the experience.

I was immediately drawn to the humour in your work, especially in your “snaps”. Do people ever laugh out loud when they encounter your work in a gallery setting?

That would be a great reaction if people laughed out loud. The people that look at my work often have a bewildered expression on their face. I don’t think they take the time to really LOOK. I feel the need to explain the photograph to them. I can not decided if my humour is just personal or universal.

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06.11.09 by Jeff

Factory Magazine

People keep saying that print is dead, but amazing publications keep showing up at my door. Enter Factory Magazine. Keep your eye on these hooligans, Vancouver is exploding right now!

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