“Solitary ping pong on the ocean” by Vancouver-based artist Chad Murray. There’s something about this image of a person playing ping pong, against a perfect horizon, forever that I find funny, and sad, and actually kinda poetic. Watch the video below.
Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones.
All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book.
If you follow them on Instagram you’ll be able to see what book I donated when it gets shared there (should be soon).
See a full list of Vancouver and New York drop-off locations below!
“Portraits of Brief Encounters” is a one night immersive gallery-game taking place tonight at This Open Space. Fifteen visual artists created original work based on stories written by Cole Nowicki. It’s part art show, and part game (my favourite part).
Upon entering the gallery you receive a story book with fifteen short tales. Read these stories carefully. Walk around the space and match them to the visual interpretations on the walls. Work with others in the gallery, write your answers on the back of the book and hand it in for grading.
Each correct answer gets you $5 off a piece of original artwork at the show (so you can save up to $75 off an artwork). $5 gets you into the game with a story book, a raffle into the grand prize, and even a souvenir bookmark. The grand prize ‘Portraits of Brief Encounters’ book is signed by all artists and includes 15 prints with accompanying stories.
I was walking down West 4th last week and ran into my bud Luke Ramsey, painting a little mural out front of what will soon be the Patagonia Vancouver shop. I love everything he makes! This one was inspired by the movement of a circulatory system, and if you’re in Vanvouver it’s at 4th and Maple. More images below.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening of our “Drawing On The Past” show with Herschel Supply at Burrard Arts Foundation on Thursday. The gallery filled up before the sun went down and stayed that way all night. It was an amazing night, and the perfect way to end this collaborative project.
A reminder for those in Vancouver, today is the last day to see the show! This week I’ll be uploading every single digital submission into a gallery on Booooooom, so stay tuned for that.
Thanks to my friend Brandon Shigeta for shooting photos at the event! Lots more images below!
Vancouver! Our “Drawing On The Past” art show with Herschel Supply opens today at Burrard Arts Foundation (108 East Broadway). The gallery is open to the public everyday (noon – 5pm) until October 6th. Feel free to drop in and see all the amazing work before our big opening party on Thursday night.
If you plan to attend the opening on Thursday please RSVP the Eventbrite HERE. We may get really busy and there may be a line at some point during the night. If you’re on the list you’ll have an easier time getting in. We’re really trying to abide by the fire codes, the last show was over capacity. Beverages will be provided by Vancouver Urban Winery and Postmark Brewing.
My advice is show up early, have a couple drinks, and enjoy the show before the space gets too packed. Hope you can come check out the work, it’s an incredible show.