The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), in Melbourne, Australia, recently acquired four works by Canadian artist Danny Singer. NGV is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Founded in 1861, the NGV holds the most significant collection of art in the region; a vast treasury of more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. The Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.
The November 2015 edition of Vanity Fair’s On Art features Lu Xinjian. Congratulations also to Xinjian for his inclusion in the list of 10 contemporary Chinese artists to watch from Christie’s, full list here.
Last Monday’s national edition of the Globe and Mail featured an article about the changing geographic landscape of Vancouver’s visual arts centre, highlighting our move to the Flats neighbourhood. Read the full article here.
WHERE: GALLERY JONES, UNIT 1 – 258 EAST 1ST AVENUE, VANCOUVER. (NEW ADDRESS)
WHEN: Opening reception, Thursday, December 3, 5-8pm, exhibition continues through January 23rd, 2016.
Chaki was born in Athens, Greece, in 1938 and has been living in Montreal since 1963. His paintings retain the lushness of warmer climates and possess a vocabulary that speaks truthfully about the landscape as he sees it, whether it is in his mind or before his eyes.
Chaki’s work can be found in numerous public collections and institutions internationally, including Canadian embassies and consulates, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Royal Bank of Canada Collection, Musée de Toulon, France, and Jerusalem City Hall, Israel, among others. Chaki was head of the Painting and Drawing programs at the Saidye Bronfman Centre from 1967-1989.
Please join us from July 30 – August 2 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Booth #309, for the inaugural Seattle Art Fair. The fair will feature several of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, including Gagosian, PACE and Paul Kasmin. Please contact the Gallery at 604.714.2216 if you would like tickets.
Opening reception: Saturday, April 25, 2 – 5pm, with the artist in attendance.
Exhibition runs until May 23rd.
For the past decade, Danny Singer has been traveling and photographing habitations across the North American prairies and plains. His work exists as many things; a document of what is there, a subtly revealed history of lives lived, a testament to the ethic of progress that initiated these towns and the modernization and urbanization that is straining them. Ranging in width from 7 feet to 10 feet and height from a foot and a half to four, the monumental images are created from up to 150 different photographs.
Singer’s work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Denver Art Museum and the first monograph of his work, Main Street : Towns, Villages and Hamlets of the Great Plains, was published in 2013.
Congratulations to Danny Singer on the addition of four major works of his to the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Singer’s visual telling of the realities of human habitation on what historically began as a frontier found an appreciative audience with the curators and Trustees of Australia’s oldest art gallery.
Congratulations to Pierre Coupey on the completion and installation of Untitled XV. Measuring 102″ x 222″, the oil on canvas triptych is a significant achievement and is quickly becoming a landmark art piece in downtown Vancouver.
Erin O’Keefe’s first solo exhibition in New York City was reviewed in The New Yorker. O’Keefe will have her first solo exhibition in Canada with Gallery Jones in April 2016.