Category Archives: Opening Receptions

Art of Storytelling: A Visit to Ola Volo’s Solo Show Opening

by Ellie Chung

Ola Volo

Ola Volo

Last Thursday night, I rushed to Make studio, located on east 7th avenue where a Vancouver based illustrator from Kazakhstan, Ola Volo’s solo show opening was taking place. Ola Volo is well known for her distinctive artistic style: flattened, highly intricate and decorative images of figures, architecture, domestic commodities, flora and fauna with a variety of elaborate patterns. When I arrived, it was ten minutes to the end of the event. However the atmosphere there was far from closing.

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Broken Borders Opening Reception

Here is a photo recap of the opening reception of Broken Borders, curated by Adriana Estrada-Centelles, at Satellite Gallery and Access Gallery on March 9, 2012.

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The Opening of Palomar: Michael Morris

by Stella Hsu

Feburary 4th was the opening reception of Palomar: Michael Morris at the Satellite Gallery, where artists, curators, writers, and art lovers alike gathered to enjoy Morris’ sculptures as well as the company of each other. In conjunction with the exhibition Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Palomar consists of works which adds to the viewers’ understanding of Morris’ art practice.

It was also during the opening where photographer, Henri Robideau, introduced his book Babyland, featuring Mick Henry, Vincent Trasov and Michael Morris. A limited number of signed copies of Babyland can be purchased at the Satellite Gallery bookstore.

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Opening Reception of “Nature, Knowledge, and the Knower”

The opening reception of Nature, Knowledge, and the Knower at Satellite Gallery on Oct 28th consisted of history, art, wine, and good conversation…. what else could make for a better night?

Take a look at the photographs of our opening reception and see for yourself.

And don’t forget about the second part of the exhibition—the online archive at

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MIX at Five Sixty

Tonight Satellite Gallery became part of a building-wide art party at Five Sixty. The two floor space was transformed into a maze of contemporary art, and every room (plus the alley, where Scott Sueme and a friend were spray-painting) was filled with exhibitions from artists working with diverse themes and wildly different work. From Gordon Payne’s “cubo-futurist-surrealist” paintings to florist and up-and-coming artist Thomas Hobbs’ digitally manipulated, found paint-by-number figures, MIX really had something for everyone. On the ground floor a man approached me and asked where the gallery was. For once I had nothing to say except, “Uh, everywhere!”

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