Tag Archives: Presentation House Gallery

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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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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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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Not Photographs: Opening Reception

Last night, after a long week of take down and set up, we finally had the pleasure of seeing Andrea Pinheiro & Damian Moppett’s works for the opening reception of Not Photographs. We’ll be taking an in-depth look at the show next week, with a review by one of our contributors and interviews with the artists.

For now, here are some photographs from last night’s exciting opening reception.

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Grand Opening in 2010

Window Display of 4 Intersections / Photo: Ben Lee

Since Satellite Gallery opened its door in late September 2010, a series of events took place to celebrate the birth of this new experimental space. We joined our neighbor, Blanket Gallery, for an opening reception with Instant Coffee’s Light Bar installation on September 29th. The artist collective hosted a successful event that helped introduce us to the public and our grand opening followed on the evening of October 23rd with a performance by Petroglyphs.

Recognizing the importance of experimental art in the history of Vancouver, we had the honor of co-hosting Flakey: The Early Works of Glenn Lewis with the Presentation House Gallery as our inaugurating exhibition. Two of Lewis’ early works, Room Divided and 4 Intersections, were featured in our gallery on separate occassions. Room Divided (1969) was an installation exhibited from September 29th to October 17th and 4 Intersections (1970), a video installation, was shown in a complete state for the first time from October 21st to November 7th. We also hosted our first book launch event on the evening of October 26th with Lewis performing his 16 mm film Forest Industry.


Instant Coffee’s Light Bar                                                                    Photo: Sherry Lu


Room Divided                                                                                      Photo: Sherry Lu


4 Intersections                                                                                         Photo: Ben Lee

For more information on Flakey: The Early Works of Glenn Lewis, please visit the Presentation House Gallery website