Patricia Piccinini: Curious Imaginings

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Imaginings Patricia Hotel Ends December 15, 2018 Open Daily 11am – 7pm Just a few days ago I was lamenting to a friend that, in just three short years of living in Vancouver, I had become jaded by art. I remember when I first moved here, everything was new and interesting. I…

The Universality of Guo Pei’s Designs

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond Vancouver Art Gallery October 13, 2018 – January 20, 2019 This season’s blockbuster, not-to-be-missed show at the Vancouver Art Gallery is Guo Pei: Couture Beyond. The Guo Pei exhibit features everything from Chinese wedding dresses, to religious iconography, to the dress worn by singer Rihanna at the Met Ball in 2015….

Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube

Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube Vancouver Art Gallery¬† October 27, 2018 – February 3, 2019 About ten minutes into the media preview for Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube at the Vancouver Art Gallery, curator Grant Arnold turned to Claxton to ask her about one of her performance pieces. As she started talking I realized she…

Every Painter Paints Herself

“Her Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura) shows the artist, through her own eyes; beautiful, graceful, and at the same time confident and powerful” I was thrilled when I found out that Artemisia Gentileschi‘s self portrait was coming to Vancouver. This rare Baroque female painter has long held my fascination and her Self…

An Evening with Susan Point at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Since I had been to see Susan Point‘s exhibit, “Spindle Whorl” at the Vancouver Art Gallery four times already, I was thrilled when I received an invitation to accompany Kenji Nagai, art photographer, to the private event at the Vancouver Art Gallery featuring Susan Point herself. Being an amateur photographer myself, I had the chance…

5 Things I Love About Susan Point’s Show, Spindle Whorl

Strong women, it seems, are everywhere. It may just be that I need to see them now more than ever, and so my eyes are watching, waiting for the next bit of inspiration and reminder that I am a blessed species. With Women’s Day just last Wednesday the Susan Point Exhibit at the Vancouver Art…

For the Love of Beautiful Things

Is it art? Is it craft? Is it consciously trying to be both and push the boundaries of art? These are all very intriguing questions and ones I’m interested in exploring as I discover more about innovations in the art world. But some days I just want to ask: “what about the pure, simple and…