These large black drawings are diptychs that detail intricate piles of coal. I find the textural quality of coal quite interesting- its shining obsidian surface, irregular jutting shards, and the lightness of its weight.
Gam Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition, The Through Line, which explores how the reduction of elements like colour, line and shape into their most simplistic forms can paradoxically open onto an expansive field of visuality and the experiences of depth, time and materiality.
We had the pleasure of working with two visual arts students from UBC this spring on updating our archive. Read on for their account of their time spent at Gam.
The works within this exhibition explore the conventions of our photographic language and confronts the viewer with the possibilities and limits that it presents.
Tristesse Seeliger: The Map Is Not The Territory
March 6 – 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 7-11 pm
Join us at the gallery on Wednesday, February 18th at 7 pm for an artist talk with Trevor Van den Eijnden about his current exhibition, Sham-Real Shadows. The exhibition is on view Thursday-Saturday from 1-5 pm until February 21st.
The idea is we create wild socks with the help of local artists and designers, helping to promote and create paid work for artists in our community. Next we sell these socks to people all over this great city. Finally, with every pair of art socks sold we give a pair of socks to organizations in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver to distribute to people in need.