Category Archives: Presentation House Gallery

The Missing Corner—Legends lost and found at Satellite Gallery

by Rhys Edwards

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The eclecticism of the O’Brian collection encourages patrons of Cindy Sherman meets D’zunukwa to find parallels between works which wouldn’t normally be shown together. Although Sherman’s pre-eminent status within recent art history warrants her inclusion in the title of the exhibit, the combined efforts of the show’s four curators have produced an array of relational meanings which extend far beyond her immediate presence. The most interesting of these meanings, arguably, reside in the far corner of Satellite’s first gallery space. Continue reading

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Moyra Davey: Ornament and Reproach tour with Marina Roy

On Saturday, January 18th, Marina Roy gave a tour of our previous show, Moyra Davey: Ornament and Reproach. Continue reading

Talk by Arnaud Desjardin at Satellite

To mark the beginning of the collaboration between READ books and Satellite Gallery, we hosted a book launch on November 23, 2013 of BOBOAB—the Book On Books On Artists’ Books. The book’s author and editor, Arnaud Desjardin, gave a short talk on the book and his work with The Everyday Press. Here, we welcome you to listen to this talk, whether you were unable to attend or want to relive the experience. BOBOAB continues to be sold at the Satellite Gallery bookstore.

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Horvat Meets Fashion

by Emile Rubino

1974, Paris, for Stern, shoe and Eiffel Tower1974, Paris, for Stern, shoe and Eiffel Tower, Photo Courtesy of
Presentation House Gallery

“The last thing I want to show is the model’s head,” said French photographer Frank Horvat with irony during his conversation with curator Vince Aletti at Emily Carr University last Saturday. His statement nicely sums up the personality of the man. This “Robespierre of fashion photography,” as Horvat amusingly called himself, is presenting a selection of his fashion work along with some of his street and documentary photographs at Presentation House Gallery until December 23rd.

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Performing Intertextuality: An Unconventional Tour of Phantasmagoria

by Liza Montgomery

Phantasmagoria, left: MATHEW MCWILLIAMSPhantasmagoria at Presentation House Gallery

Aaron Peck’s brief but enlightening “tour” of Presentation House Gallery’s Phantasmagoria was far from conventional. Much to my delight—and possibly some other attendees’ confusion—rather than reiterating the curatorial narrative, Peck, a local art critic and writer, staged a performative rewriting of it. By offering up an open-ended alternative reading of the artwork, he highlighted the intertextual nature of meaning formation, drawing attention to the shifting conditions that influence our relationship to an artwork. These are important considerations given the form and function of Phantasmagoria—a group show that captures the Zeitgeist of current photo-based art practices in Vancouver.

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It Pays to Play by Peter White

A picture-perfect nuclear family holding hands on Miracle Beach, an unrecognizably cube-shaped Vancouver Public Library, the chalky pastels of roadside motels – these are images of a somewhat foggy past, at once familiar and yet completely alien. It is this feeling of recollection tinted with distance that we see in It Pays to Play: British Columbia in Postcards, 1950s-1980s, Peter White’s exhibition catalogue of B.C. Tourist postcards since the 1950s. These cards are blinding in their saturation and optimism, showing British Columbia not as it was, but as it aspired to be, with its beautiful scenery, urban landscapes, and leisurely visitors on display.

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Interview with Andrea Pinheiro

Satellite Gallery has the pleasure of interviewing Andrea Pinheiro, one of the artists from our current exhibition Not Photographs and we would like to share her incredible approach to art with you.

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