Tag Archives: Commerical Galleries

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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Aerosol and Institutions: Graffiti Art, the Street and Commercial Galleries

I recently attended an artist’s talk at the Elliot Louis Gallery held in conjunction with their exhibition Letters: A Drawing Show by 7 Graffiti Artists. This exhibition featured a wide variety of paintings, prints, and drawings created by several local street artists whose work is relatively unknown in the Vancouver commercial art world. Of interest in the discussion was the notion of ‘legitimacy,’ which was ascribed to the featured artists by the moderator. The moderator, who represented the gallery, used the term ‘legitimate’ in the sense that the artists in the show were working legally, as opposed to graffiti artists who ‘exhibit’ on private and public property.

YouTube still from “It’s All About Art: Letters”

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The Fair at the Waldrof Hotel

Western Front featuring Sylvain Sailly and Nicolas Sassoon at the Fair.

Satellite Gallery was at the Waldrof Hotel last Friday attending the Fair as a guest. People were buzzing with excitement about Vancouver’s very own international contemporary art fair before it opened on Thursday June 2nd. Founder and director Lucas Soi delivered a great event that freshen Vancouver’s art scene. We had the pleasure of asking the busy artist-curator a few questions about organizing the event and his future plans.

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