The Architecture + Design Film Festival, taking place this weekend, April 18 – 22, 2018 in Winnipeg, will be showing a documentary film by artist Toni Hafkenscheid. The work Relics of the Future presents the world as Hafkenscheid saw it as a boy, filled with hidden stories behind iconic architectural achievements. His interests in futuristic architecture, such as Marina City in Chicago, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and Habitat ‘67 in Montreal, take the viewer on a journey into the Relics of the Future.
The same film, Relics of the Future, will screen at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival next month. This year, the annual festival takes place in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense from May 3 – 16, unfolding the theme of “home, housing and belonging“.
In January, Brendan Tang was interviewed by Claire Scherzinger for her podcast Overly Dedicated, a series featuring artists in Canada. In their 45-minute conversation, Scherzinger and Tang cover everything from Tang’s practice with ceramics to his interests in boardgames and science fiction.
Click here for a link to the podcast, and dive inside the mind of the artist.
Gallery Jones booth is now open at VOLTA NY (March 7 – 11, 2018) with a solo exhibition of work by James Nizam, please come visit us if you’re in the area! Click here for more information about the annual art fair based in New York City.
New work by Alex McLeod has been commissioned for UrbanScreen, the offsite programming venue of Surrey Art Gallery. A lens-based animation called PHANTASMAGORIA will be projected onto the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Surrey starting on January 25, 2018 and continuing until April 29, 2018. The projection animation by Alex McLeod runs from 30 minutes after sunset until midnight, and is visible from the SkyTrain between Gateway and Surrey Central stations.
The work “uses digital software to render imagery that moves between two and three-dimensional space, dissolving the façade between our own physical word and the imagined possibilities of elsewhere”. It also participates in the 2018 Capture Photography Festival (April 1-30).
Click here for the City of Surrey press release.
Fei Disbrow is featured in SAD Magazine in an article that compares and contrasts her work to artist Jem Finer. Written by Sunshine Frère, “Speculators of the Final Frontier” contemplates the two artists’ approaches to time and space.
Click here to download the pdf.
On January 11th, Brendan Lee Satish Tang opened a new exhibition titled meatspace at the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) Gallery in Vancouver following his residency as the Winter 2017 Resident Artist. The exhibition will be open from January 11 – March 10, 2018.
According to the BAF Insider blog, Tang took advantage of the residency to continue his work in “re-situating motifs from the decorative arts into new contexts”. His initial inspiration was the curvilinear cloud motif found in Chinese ceramics and scroll paintings, reminiscent of the French Nouveau style.
The show is described as an “experimental installation that imagines these cloud forms in three dimensions, modified with technological elements.”
Brendan Tang was recently featured on CBC Arts: The Exhibitionists. You can view the video and article by clicking here.
Gallery Jones is pleased to announce our participation in VOLTA NY (March 7 – 11, 2018), an annual contemporary art fair in New York City. VOLTA NY is the American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show and has been running since 2008 at PIER 90, New York. Led by artistic director Amanda Coulson, the fair advertises as a “beacon for creative discovery and social engagement”.
This spring at VOLTA NY, Gallery Jones will present work by James Nizam in a solo exhibition.
For more information on the art fair, click here for their website.
“They make me think of carapaces shed by imaginary–and rather large–creatures.”
Kevin Griffin has reviewed John Patkau’s sculptures for the Vancouver Sun. In the article he shares his interview with John Patkau on his intriguing creation process, which pushes steel past the point of failure into its “plastic” range that causes its shape to be permanently altered.
Click here for the article.
As John Patkau said, art galleries are part of the public life of a city. In a recent article in the Vancouver Sun, Kevin Griffin discusses the design of the new Polygon Gallery located at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver with John Patkau. The gallery opened to the public on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.
The article reveals that a driving factor in the design of the building is the “transparency” of the ground floor, an inviting attribute nearly unheard of in the gallery world due to the damaging effects of sunlight to art.
Click here to read the article “Patkau Architects design of new Polygon Gallery invites the public in to see art”.
Congratulations to James Nizam, whose solo exhibition Stellar Spectra is currently on display at the REITER Galerie, Berlin (November 11, 2017-January 18, 2018).
Stellar Spectra investigates starlight as a visual code that reveals as much about our present experience as the past. It is both a philosophical and technological experiment, unearthing equivalences in the makeup of the cosmos that suggest a perceptible pattern.
Click here for more information.