by Danaan C-J
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
by Ellie Chung
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
by Zoya Mirzaghitova
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
by Jason Smythe
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
Posted in Offsite Exhibitions
Tagged Apartments, Canada Line, Creativity., Downtown Living, Expo Line, Jason Smythe, Public Art, Satellite Gallery, The Graey, Translink, Vancouver
by Danaan C-J and Mara I-G
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
Posted in Programs
Tagged Art Intervention, Blim, Catherine Grau, Danaan C-J, Didier Morelli, Germaine Koh, GO8, League, Mara I-G, Operation Art Box, Satellite Gallery, SoJin Kim, Zoë Kreye
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!
by Lena Metten
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
by Jason Smythe
Satellite Gallery window display. Image courtesy of Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery
Doreen Grey’s work and her archive of art punk touches on the great debate that existed within the Vancouver punk community of the late 1970s and 1980s: Was it possible for those in the mainstream to be woken up and challenge prevailing norms? Grey’s collection of art punk from this time period shows a community that had a burning desire to bring about lasting change to all facets of society, but at the same time seemed to be admitting that such lofty goals were impossible to achieve. Did Doreen believe this?
Posted in Film and Music, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Tagged (e)Merging Art/Music/Poetry: The Artpunk Archive of Doreen Grey, 1970s, 1980s, Defeatism, Doreen Grey, Idealism, Jason Smythe, Lenore Herb, Punk Rock, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver
by YouBin Lee
YouBin Lee interprets her experience at Satellite Gallery with a collage
Trying new things has always made me nervous. This is because of the uncertainty of a new environment and the situations that I will encounter there. Participating in the GO8 program at Satellite Gallery was an adventure for all of us, where we would be challenging ourselves with the idea and practice of intervention art.