Tag Archives: Satellite Gallery

An Elegy for Satellite

by Danaan C-J

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I met Satellite Gallery fourteen months ago. We had seen each other in passing before that and had smiled politely at each other in recognition, but one day, I found myself making my way down the hallway that Satellite Gallery shared with a night club at 560 Seymour Street. I tentatively boarded the elevator and as I stepped out to be met by Satellite’s signature white walls, I knew that it was the beginning of a lasting friendship. And though I made the acquaintance of Satellite not much more than a year ago, its presence in my life has made such a profound impact on me that I feel as though we have known each other for so much longer. Continue reading

Downtown Gallery Tour and More… Mail Art!

by Ellie Chung

Mail Art Response to Satellite Gallery's MAINSTREETERS Exhibition

Mail Art Response to Satellite Gallery’s MAINSTREETERS Exhibition

Every once in a while, three galleries in Vancouver’s downtown, Audain Gallery, SFU, Satellite Gallery and Contemporary Art Gallery host a series of afternoon guided tour.  Today, we met at Audain Gallery at 1 pm for a tour of Geometry of Knowing Part 2 led by curator Amy Kazymerchyk, 2 pm at Satellite Gallery for a tour of Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972–1982 led by curators Allison Collins and Michael Turner, and 3pm at Contemporary Art Gallery for a tour of exhibitions by Grace Schwindt and Krista Belle Stewart led by CAG Director, Nigel Prince.

Usually the tour ends at the CAG. But why not a little more?  Continue reading

You Can’t See All of the Louvre in One Day.

by Zoya Mirzaghitova

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The Louvre—the world’s mecca of art museums; it’s legendary, spectacular, perpetually crowded, overrated?—maybe, but definitely very, very big. Despite all of its qualities, the thing I hear most about the Louvre is that you can’t see it all in one day. The truth is that you can. On my first visit to the Louvre, we saw every corner of it in just under seven hours, and this includes a lunch break in one of its many cafes. However, what I realized while walking around the museum was how true it really is that you can’t see it all in one day. You can physically walk around and see everything but the size of the collection is so overwhelming that by the end you either glaze over or find some other way to adapt to the amount of information coming at you at every turn. Continue reading

A Tight (But Still Creative) City

by Jason Smythe

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One of the Canada Line’s exit shelters is located at the intersection of Robson and Granville, and it is a rather mundane structure, with a look that can best be described as cookie-cutter modernist. I say this because it looks like something you could buy at Ikea. However, over the eons one thing has remained constant: using art to liven up even the most boring of structures. Thankfully, this most Ikea of exit shelters has received some art: the installation Tight City. Continue reading

Go9 and Three-Quarters

by Danaan C-J and Mara I-G

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Imagine having only 5 days to experience all of Paris. In not even one week, your task is to soak up the city’s entire history, to visit every one of its famous sites and monuments, and by the end of the week, to have immersed yourself so completely in Parisian culture that you will have come to the point where you can call yourself a local. Now picture being given the same task, but applied to the Vancouver art scene. Welcome to Go8. Continue reading

NEWS! Panel Discussion with Staff Photographers, March 16th, 2013

This discussion took place at the Satellite Gallery during the NEWS! exhibit on March 16th. News photographers were invited to talk about their careers and opinions on news photography. Participating are Glenn Baglo, Ralph Bower, John Denniston and Ric Ernst. Enjoy!

A Stranger Shares Her First Impressions

by Lena Metten

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I am the new intern at Satellite Gallery until the end of May 2013. My gap year is almost over and my ticket back to Europe is already booked. Until that time, I am happy to spend time at the Gallery. So far I have had several unexpected experiences, including the opening of the Full Frontal exhibition on April 11th and a Curator’s tour with Katie Schroeder. Continue reading