Daily Archives: August 26, 2011

Red Squares in Space

By Sean Michael Nelson

Damian Moppett’s print Red Studio Squares, part of the recent Not Photographs exhibit at Satellite, is just one of many instances of the red square in visual art. Another is the cover of seminal New Wave band Talking Heads’ first album, Talking Heads: 77. Informed by notions of the death of painting at the time, many artists and art students, members of the band among them, took an interest in conceptual art. Designed by guitarist/vocalist David Byrne with assistance from keyboardist Jerry Harrison, the cover of Talking Heads: 77 features the album’s title in gold on a solid red background, reflecting the band’s preference for the minimal-conceptual.

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Introducing Lab

As part of our mandate to engage with the community at large and to serve as an experimental space, the Satellite Gallery is very happy to introduce Lab, a series of workshops with students around Vancouver.

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