Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2014 Art Hop! Hope everyone enjoyed the day. See you in 2015!
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Vancouver Art Gallery
Courtroom 302, 750 Hornby Street
The Gallery Hop day begins with a public conversation that will whet the palate for the day. Join Vancouver artists Colleen Heslin, Emily Hill, Jeremy Hof, Angela Teng and Elizabeth McIntosh before setting out!#vanhop facebook.ca/canadianart
Engage with Vancouver through four free tours through many of the city’s art galleries and institutions. This year, each stop will feature a talk or event, making for a more interactive experience.
Join Vancouver artists Colleen Heslin, Emily Hill, Jeremy Hof, Angela Teng and Elizabeth McIntosh for a public conversation on ideas within contemporary painting and materiality. This informal discussion draws together artists whose work challenges traditional boundaries of the medium and whose hybrid approach leads us to consider painting as a means, and not an end.
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Angela Teng is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, Vertical Gallery in Victoria, Millennium Place in Whistler, Back Gallery in Chicago and Washington State University in Bellingham. In 2010, Teng received the Whistler Arts Council’s Artist Award of Excellence.
Colleen Heslin is completing her MFA at Concordia University in Montreal and holds an undergraduate degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Laroche/Joncas and Battat Contemporary with Jen Aitken, both in Montreal. Heslin is a part-time professor of painting at Concordia University and the founder of The Crying Room Projects in Vancouver. She was the 2013 winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
Since graduating from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Jeremy Hof has exhibited at major institutions including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museée d’art contemporain de Montreal. His work is currently on view at Jessica Bradley Gallery in Toronto. Hof was the 2008 winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.
Elizabeth McIntosh’s works have been acquired by major institutions across the country, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Bank of Canada. Her work is currently on view at Equinox Gallery with a forthcoming solo exhibition at Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. McIntosh is an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Broken City Lab (BLC) is an artist-led collective that works through collaborative social practice and creative research to understand the ways in which locality is shaped and enacted in the city. Their latest project, Flagged for Review, unfolds as a weekly series of temporary flag installations in and around the Contemporary Art Gallery’s Burrard Marina Field House, aiming to highlight a range of curious and challenging ideas that inform the ways we experience, imagine and historicize the city of Vancouver. As an extension of these installations, BCL will create a series of free mini-flag multiples on the occasion of this year’s Hop.
These limited-edition flags will be available at the Contemporary Art Gallery as well as participating Hop galleries.
Image: Broken City Lab, Make This Better (installation view, Ripper’s Valley, Windsor, Ontario), 2010–ongoing, courtesy the artists.
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Broken City Lab’s Burrard Marina Field House Residency continues until April 27.
The perfect way to end the Hop day is with a celebration! Join Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes at the launch of the Spring issue. The event will take place at the Contemporary Art Gallery where you can enjoy Kevin Schmidt’s new solo exhibition.
The Spring issue of Canadian Art includes an exploration of the work of Erin Shirreff, who recently had an exhibition at the CAG; a look at the late Arnaud Maggs; Tammi Campbell’s relationship with Frank Stella, Clement Greenberg and Modernism in general; along with other highlight articles about painter Otto Rogers, sculptor Ron Huebner and multimedia artists Barbara Astman and Julie Favreau.
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Led by artist Laura Piasta
Meeting point: Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Led by curator, writer and Canadian Art contributor, Tatiana Mellema
Meeting point: Unit/Pitt, 236 East Pender Street
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Led by artist Eli Bornowsky
Meeting point: Burrard Arts Foundation Studio, 108 East Broadway
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Led by writer, critic and Canadian Art magazine contributor Aaron Peck
Meeting Point: Monte Clark Gallery, 105–525 Great Northern Way
Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street
“League,” Germaine Koh
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Public participatory event
Gallery Jones, 1725 West Third Avenue
“Fan Fiction,” Brendan Tang and Alex McLeod 2:30 p.m.
Talk by Gallery Jones owner, Shane O’Brien and Canadian Art editor, Richard Rhodes
Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre
“The hero, the villain, the salesman, the parent, a sidekick and a servant,” Instant Coffee
4:00 p.m. Talk by SFU Galleries director Melanie O’Brien
Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson Street
“Who Knows,” Tim Etchells Kevin Schmidt
5:15 p.m. Talk by artist Kevin Schmidt
Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street
“How Wheeling Feels When the Ground Walks Away,” James Hoff
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street
“Canadian Visionary,” Lawren Harris
“A Terrible Beauty,” Edward Burtynsky
“Or There and Back Again,” Myfanwy MacLeod
The Canadian Art Foundation works to advance the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in Canada through many channels: by publishing Canadian Art magazine, by establishing canadianart.ca, by creating Canadian Art in tablet form and by providing educational, provocative and lively opportunities for audiences to engage with artists and their work. For more information on the foundation and our programming, visit canadianart.ca/foundation.
Investing in emerging artists has been a longstanding priority at RBC so we are very pleased to continue our long-term partnership with the Canadian Art Foundation and support the Canadian Art Gallery Hop in Vancouver.