The Flats Summer Block Party is approaching
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Have you heard? We are throwing another party!
Bombay Gin Artisan Competition
Friday, July 22, 2016
Since 2010, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation have provided emerging artists with an international platform to showcase their work. The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series is a search to discover this year’s next big name in visual arts. Thousands will submit their artwork online and selected artists will be rewarded with a platform to share their artistry with curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts around the world. Art is everywhere, just waiting to be discovered. What will you create?
Artist talk with Brian Howell and Art Perry
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Brian Howell : A Survey
The Edition: 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Edition 2015
Winsor Gallery and Gallery Jones co-locate at 258 E 1st Ave
Friday, November 20, 2015
The Globe and Mail:Winsor Gallery + Gallery Jones
Angela Grossmann: Doll Parts
Friday, June 12, 2015
Danielle Egan for White Hot Magazine: This girl is assembled from doll hair, faded, stained, yellow doll underwear and various body parts taken from vintage black and white photos of amateur erotica. She kneels on a white ottoman, arms contorted like a 1950s pin-up in the act of removing a bra, her lips inexpertly drawn with dark lipstick that stains her bared teeth. Her face mugs, too eager to please her audience, which is represented by looming shadows, or maybe it’s her reflection in a mirror. Her eyes seem to fix upon and chase after an arousing and mysterious, yet alien near-future. On the surrounding walls at Vancouver's Marion Scott Gallery, are 21 additional collages by artist Angela Grossmann, her new solo show “Models of Resistance,” all of which feature Grossmann’s collection of found material and reclaimed castoffs, including doll clothing, human hair, and vintage photos of dolls, puppets, erotica and war soldiers.
Angela Grossmann for the Beijing Biennale
Thursday, May 28, 2015
6th Annual Beijing Biennale: Angela Grossmann has been invited to exhibit at the 6th Annual Beijing Biennale. Grossmann will be featured in the Canadian Pavillion alongside Ed Pien, Douglas Coupland, Pierre Doiron, Carol Wainio, Wally Dion, Sara Angelucci,Yam Lau, Max Streicher, and Gord Peteran.
Fiona Ackerman Long-listed for Sobey Art Award
Friday, May 8, 2015
Sobey Art Award: Congratulations to Fiona Ackerman for her nomination to the 2015 Sobey Art Award longlist.
Angela Grossmann's Models of Resistance upends erotica
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Robin Laurence for the Georgia Straight: Angela Grossmann’s recent works continue her creative practice of improvising new imagery out of found photographs. In the past, she has employed collage and photo-transfer techniques, along with expressive gestures in paint or charcoal, to explore a range of themes. Many of these involve the social construction of identity and the exercise of power.
Angela Grossmann Collages Female Empowerment
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Hadani Ditmars for Canadian Art: Grossmann’s 22 collaged images, created from photographs of old doll clothes, human hair and appendaged limbs, torsos and puppet heads, are expressions of female empowerment. There is a potency that belies their cartoon-like surfaces; spliced-in images of prosthetic limbs, sexually ambiguous body parts and found homemade erotic photography (almost innocent in its amateurism) create works that are equal parts Betty Boop, Bettie Page and Boadicea.
Colin Smith at the Whyte Museum
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Whyte Museum: Camera Obscura is exhibited at the Whyte Museum from April 4 to June 5, 2015.
Patrick Hughes: Online Catalogue
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Patrick Hughes: Hues of Hughes (Selected Works 1999 - 2014) catalogue is now online. View it here.
Video Interview: Paul Béliveau
Thursday, March 19, 2015
In our ninth video installment, Paul Béliveau speaks about his exhibition, 'Vanitas.' Watch the video.
Dana Claxton at the Metropolitan Museum
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The exhibition Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky unites Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a two-thousand-year-old human-effigy stone pipe to contemporary works including Rattle, a video-installation piece by Dana Claxton. Works of art collected centuries ago by French traders and travelers will be seen together with those acquired by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition of 1804–06, along with objects from the early reservation period and recent works created in dialogue with traditional forms and ideas.
In The Wake of the Komagata Maru: Book & Website Launch
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Surrey Art Gallery / On Main Gallery: To mark the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru episode Surrey Art Gallery, On Main Gallery, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Fine Arts Department collaborated to present a two-day symposium Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile. These institutions turned to visual artists to guide a conversation on the power of art to critically address cultural stereotypes and experiences of migration.
Patrick Hughes: Master Op-Art Illusionist Featured
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Kelsey Klassen for the WestEnder: As you stand in the lobby of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia one particular painting appears to move – its Venetian canals simultaneously advancing and retreating as your body shifts around to make sense of it. And no matter how many times you figure it out – see the three-dimensional magic at work – it still happens.
Gary Pearson, "Depths of the Ersatz"
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Julie Oakes for Vie des Arts: "Pearson has the ability to capture great feelings, to illuminate the depths. There is respect afforded and allowances made so that tolerance blooms into recognition. Within the simple lines and disciplined palette, the romance of the medium is permitted while still retaining the objectivity necessary to pass on the sensation. Pearson's style shows his involvement in the process -- scumbles, smudges, handwriting -- as his energetic artistic movement stimulates our involvement."
The Edition: Online Catalogue
Monday, January 12, 2015
The Edition 2015: The exhibition catalogue is now online via ISSUU. View it here.
Colin Smith: Obscure Inversions at the AGA
Monday, January 12, 2015
Art Gallery of Alberta: Based on his experiences working as a trained lighting technician and cinematographer in the film industry, Calgary-based photographer Colin Smith has developed a visual arts practice investigating the most simple lens-based technologies.
Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982 is an exhibition, website and publication that shines a light on a self-identified collective of socially and artistically motivated men and women who came of age on Vancouver's Main Street—once the dividing line between a predominantly Anglo middle-class west side and a multicultural working-class east side.
Canadian Art Must-See: Colin Smith's Obscure Inversions
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Canadian Art: The power of analog practice comes to the fore in “Colin Smith: Obscure Inversions,” for which the Calgary-based photographer exhibits images of found and constructed camera obscuras, as well as a sculpture that serves as a hybrid zoetrope and camera obscura.
The Edition 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Winsor Gallery presents The Edition, a suite of artist multiples by Fiona Ackerman, Bill Anderson, Bradley Harms, Brian Howell, and Gary Pearson, launching on December 4th, 2014.
Gabryel Harrison: Online Catalogue
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Gabryel Harrison: Things Remembered From My Time On Earth exhibition catalogue is now online via ISSUU. View it here.
Ann Goldberg at the Splash Art Auction
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Splash Art Auction: Splash is Arts Umbrella’s signature fundraising event and one of Vancouver’s highest profile charitable art events. Bid on more than 100 incredible art pieces by local and world renowned artists in a fun, creative and nostalgic environment at CBC Vancouver. Splash features a high quality live auction, diverse silent auction, showcase raffle and dance party!
Video Interview: Ann Goldberg
Thursday, September 25, 2014
In our eighth video installment, we visit Ann Goldberg at her Point Grey studio to speak about her work. Watch the video.
Gary Pearson: Online Catalogue
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Gary Pearson: Turn Back, Detour, Go On exhibition catalogue is now online via ISSUU. View it here.
Bill Anderson: Online Catalogue
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Bill Anderson: Continuum exhibition catalogue is now online via ISSUU. View it here.
Video Interview: Gary Pearson
Thursday, September 11, 2014
In our seventh video installment, Gary Pearson speaks about his exhibition, 'Turn Back, Detour, Go On.' Watch the video.
Gary Pearson: Exhibition Opening at Winsor Gallery
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Winsor Gallery: Winsor Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of work by Kelowna based artist Gary Pearson. Opening on September 11, Pearson’s exhibition entitled Turn Back, Detour, Go On will feature new drawings and paintings. The exhibition will run until the 11th of October.
Fiona Ackerman- Exhibitions in Germany and Toronto this Fall
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Düsseldorf Germany: Fiona Ackerman is set to have two group openings in Düsseldorf Germany, and in Toronto this month. The pieces that will be in Dusseldorf will be exhibited along side 3 generations of abstract painters. Opening on September 4, 2014.
Bill Anderson: Exhibition Opening at Winsor Gallery
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Winsor Gallery: Winsor Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition, Continuum, of new photographs by Bill Anderson. The exhibition runs from September 11 – October 11, 2014.
Alexander Caldwell- Showing Works in Calgary
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Glenbow Museum: Alexander Caldwell's piece Thunderhead (2013) will be apart of Calgary's Glenbow Museums fifth and final installment of the groundbreaking survey of regional art, Made in Calgary: The 2000s reflecting the energy and diversity of the arts community in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Paul Wong: DisOriental at Digital Visions
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Digital Visions: This work was created for Digital Visions, an exhibition and online project curated by Systaime. 15 international artists were invited to create new digital works responding to 15 different sites in Limousin. Each responded to the city via an online perspective, utilizing different web based platforms to explore and create new works. The 15 sites are varied, melting urban landscapes, historic and heritage sites, panoramic views, contemporary art and more unusual places. Users can explore the works through June 28th to 6th Sept 2014 using Digital Vision.
Luke Parnell at The National Gallery of Canada
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
National Gallery of Canada: The exhibition Shine a Light highlights a selection of recent acquisitions to the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian Contemporary, Indigenous and Photography holdings. It showcases some of the best most innovative works being made today in a variety – and often combination of- media, from video and film to drawing and painting, photography to sculpture and installation. It reveals the unique ways contemporary Canadian artists are responding to the larger social and political state of the world through their art and how they are choosing interdisciplinary modes of self-expression that transcend traditional categories, materials and genres. The exhibition takes the pulse of contemporary art production in Canada as it becomes part of our national art history. The exhibition will take place October 14 until March 8, 2015
Paul Wong at the Prismatic Festival
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Prismatic Festival: Paul Wong will take part in Prismatic Festival in Halifax this August. The goal is to showcases new works of Canada's leading culturally diverse artists to a wide audience. As well as facilitate the professional and artistic development of emerging and professional artists; and partners with a variety stakeholders to bring diverse perspectives, experiences and visions to Prismatic's professional development activities and artistic pursuits.
Dana Claxton, "He Who Dreams"
Friday, August 1, 2014
The Montreal First Nations Festival: Dana Claxton's award winning film "He Who Dreams," showed at Montreal's First Nations Festival, Presences Autochtone. The festival runs until August 5, 2014.
Video Interview: David Robinson
Saturday, July 26, 2014
In our sixth video installment, we visit David Robinson at 1000 Parker Street Studios to speak about his work. Watch the video.
Vitaly Medvedosky: Fresh Paint New Construction in Montreal
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Fresh Paint / New Construction is a major survey of student painting and sculpture. In the last ten years, this annual exhibition has testified to the versatility of contemporary visual practices emerging from Canada’s best painting and sculpture programmes and to the creative spirit of a new generation of artists. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this unique event, Art Mûr has invited a new school to participate, the Ontario College of Art and Design, thus raising the number of participating institutions to twelve. Also, eighteen former participants of previous editions have been invited to exhibit their current work in a retrospective that will take up the entire third floor of the gallery.
Angela Grossmann in Painted Past: Vancouver Art Gallery
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting from the Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery Art has helped to define Canada, its landscape and its people. Composed of works from the Gallery's permanent collection, Painted Past traces the history of painting in both Canada and the province through three sections: portraiture, landscape and cityscape. The exhibition is the first survey of historical Canadian painting drawn from the Gallery's collection in over four decades and features works by such prominent artists as BC Binning, Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Angela Grossmann, Frederick Varley and David Milne. The Vancouver Art Gallery has the most important collection of Canadian art in British Columbia; particularly rich in work from the region, it also has important holdings of Quebecois and other historical and modernist works from across the nation.
Alessandro Papetti: Online Catalogue
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Alessandro Papetti: Selected Works exhibition catalogue is now online via ISSUU. View it here.
Martha Varcoe Sturdy: Online Catalogue
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Martha Varcoe Sturdy: Breaking exhibition catalogue is now online via ISSUU. View it here.
Emily Young, Exhibition at Great Western Studio
Monday, July 7, 2014
Great Western Studios: Emily Young presents a Studio Show in the gallery, atrium and the garden of Great Western Studios exhibiting some of her recent smaller heads carved in Italy, along with other larger pieces, on until August 1, 2014.
Emily Carr Award Winners Exhibition
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Winsor Gallery is pleased to host the 2014 Emily Carr Award Winners in an exhibition opening this Wednesday. This year is the sixth year the Winsor Gallery has featured Emily Carr Award Winners, a proud tradition that we are pleased to carry into 2014 and beyond. With the University moving closer to the gallery, we look forward to getting to know young students event better!
Dama Claxton's Indian Candy opens at the AGGV
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Acclaimed Canadian artist Dana Claxton is bringing her eye-catching and thoughtprovoking series, Indian Candy to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria this summer.
Martha Varcoe Sturdy: Full Circle
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Laura Goldstein for Homes + Living Magazine: “Are you ready? ” she bellows at the photographer – not only from impatience but because the heavy 75-lb slab of electric blue resin she’s brandishing is about to receive a smackdown of epic proportions. As it hits her downtown Vancouver studio’s cement floor shattering into hundreds of ice-like shards – fodder for future canvases- the 71-year-old pumps her muscular bicep like the victor over the vanquished.
Dana Claxton's Indian Candy in Canadian Art
Friday, May 23, 2014
J.G. Bell for Canadian Art: In her exhibition “Indian Candy,” Dana Claxton sifts and reclaims indigenous histories and epistemologies, working with media appropriated from Internet sources and photographs she took at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/Áísínai’pi National Historic Site, an ancient petroglyph and pictograph site in southern Alberta. The glossy, brightly coloured surfaces of many of the works highlight the expressive manipulation of photography as a medium, creating tension between the seductive power of colour, the problematics of history and the presence of indigenous peoples throughout it.
Video Interview: Martha Varcoe Sturdy
Friday, May 9, 2014
In our fifth video installment, we visit Martha Varcoe Sturdy at her East Vancouver studio to talk about her upcoming exhibition, "Breaking." Watch the video.
Amazing Grace: Martha Varcoe Sturdy's "Breaking"
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Dillon Ramsey for Monte Cristo Magazine: Throughout Canada, one of the first signs of spring is the thawing of the ice; what was once an essential element in the wintery landscape turns ephemeral, evanescent, and after a gradual process of melting by day and freezing again by night, eventually the ice is gone. And though Vancouver typically is among the first of Canadian cities to welcome mild springtime weather, winter seems late in leaving the Winsor Gallery as Martha Sturdy slows the seasonal transition and asks her audience to slow with it, to take a moment, take a breath, and take it all in.
Luke Parnell: Storytelling
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Michael Patten for Art Mur: In the nearly five-century long history of colonization, de-colonization and post-colonization, it is rather surprising that there is no recognized aboriginal system of education in Canada. While the historical reason might have been to serve the colonizing strategy of cultural assimilation, notably with the founding of residential schools a few decades ago, the reason for this astonishing actuality today is the sign that their pedagogical system is still underestimated by many. The Canadian scholar Judy Iseke remarks that the central focus of Indigenous epistemologies, pedagogies and research approach is very different from that of the European tradition of magistrate teaching that prevails in our society. In fact, one common trait to most native cultures is the communication of knowledge through stories.
Dana Claxton's Indian Candy goes national for CONTACT
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Kevin Griffin for the Vancouver Sun: Saturated colour photographs by Dana Claxton of indigenous performers such as Jay Silverheels and Maria Tallchief and symbols such as the buffalo will be appearing on billboards across the country throughout May.
Thru the Trapdoor: Paul Wong's journey through art
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Kevin Griffin for the Vancouver Sun: "It was so good at the preview, I went back a second time the next night. I know we’re only four months into 2014 but Thru The Trapdoor is already at the top of my list for one of the best shows of the year.
In from the outdoors: Martha Varcoe Sturdy
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Kate MacLennan for Montecristo Magazine: It’s a wintry Wednesday morning in Pemberton, and a cloud thick with the promise of snow has settled over the valley, enveloping the Sturdy farm and acreage not unlike how a hen settles over her eggs. Beneath it, the world is profoundly still, a static sensation only experienced in Canada in January, when the bustle of the holiday season has been packed back into boxes and the promise of spring is remote. On this day, it’s as though even the inexorable change of the seasons has, for a moment, paused.
Talk: Justin Novak on Criticality and Marketability
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
On Saturday, April 12th at 3:15pm, Winsor Gallery is pleased to present guest speaker Justin Novak, who will be giving a talk on the dynamic between criticality and marketability and how it relates to contemporary art and its audiences.
Patrick Hughes - Moving Space - April 5 to September 7, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Panorama Mesdag Museum: The summer exhibition in the Panorama Mesdag Museum shows an overview of the work of the British artist Patrick Hughes (Birmingham, 1939). Optical illusion is central to the paintings and 3-dimensional multiples of Hughes; the works seem to move with the eye of the beholder! Hughes is generally considered to be a Surrealist artist. Patrick Hughes - Moving Space - April 5 to September 7, 2014
Patrick Hughes: Use Your Illusion
Saturday, March 1, 2014
ARTNews: British artist Patrick Hughes speaks and draws and paints and builts in contradictions. In fact, he makes them make sense.
Shelley Adler, Exhibition in Toronto
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Shelley Adler's show "Body Language" will be on until March 22, 2014. "Body Language" includes some of Adler’s strongest and most varied work to date. Some of the paintings are flat and abstract while others are realistic and three-dimensional. She is playful in her use of scale, mixing small oil on panel studies with larger than life sized portraits.
Video Interview: Fiona Ackerman
Thursday, February 20, 2014
For our fourth video installment, we interview Fiona Ackerman at her Parker Street studio space about her exhibition, "It's Not You, It's Me." Watch the video.
Forbes Travel: Exploring Vancouver's Newest Gallery District
Friday, February 14, 2014
Carolyn B. Heller for Forbes Travel Guide: "“We’re finally coming of age here,” says Jennifer Winsor, director of Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery. She’s talking about the emerging arts district, named The Flats, on the city’s east side.
Paul Wong: the passionate spectator
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Kevin Griffin for The Vancouver Sun: I found myself drawn into Solstice and its numerous narratives. The guy standing on the corner: what’s he doing? I thought to myself. His head swivels left to right, right to left, left to right. He’s scanning the landscape around him, looking for someone, something. Then he’s gone.
Fiona Ackerman on "In the Make"
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Nikki Grattan for In The Make: I can’t say I remember how we came across Fiona’s paintings, I just know that when we first saw them there was an immediate recognition of a shared interest— which is why we wanted to visit her in her Vancouver studio. Both IN THE MAKE and Fiona’s current work are examinations of artists’ spaces in which all details, great and small, all practices, references, and tools, are worth careful consideration. At IN THE MAKE we aim to offer an intimate look at the diverse ways art is made while simultaneously sharing how each individual artist’s aesthetic pervades their environment and reveals their perspective. However, I think for Fiona, her endeavor is ultimately less about accurately rendering other artists’ work environments and more about reinterpreting these spaces, imbuing them with her own preoccupations and sensibilities, to tell a more tangled story of space. As she so clearly has stated, “In my studio paintings, I’m reflecting a real place, a real studio. But at the same time, I’ve broken it down and built it back up into something new. On the canvas, we can see evidence of both the real studio space, and the space of imagination.” I’ve always loved real places mutated by the imagination— when fabrications, exaggerations, and omissions are allowed to coexist with plain and perceptible facts, I’m certain that somehow this is the closest I will ever get to something true and real.
Paul Wong on Akimbo
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Amy Fung for Akimbo: One of Canada's original new media artists, Paul Wong continues to produce an astonishing amount of work forty years into his career. The accessibility of video in the 1970s made him an early champion of user-generated content, and it would now seem that the 21st Century has caught up to his vision of a world proliferated by self-representing media. His current solo exhibition at Winsor Gallery – a commercial gallery that has joined the Great Northern Way expansion of local art spaces – demonstrates his ongoing dedication to the ever-expanding medium of media art. By traversing social media tropes and collectively culled representations, these new works align with the artist's lifelong approach to image making.
Rimi Yang: Year Of The Horse
Monday, January 27, 2014
Year of the Horse Exhibition: An online catalogue for Rimi Yang's two-person exhibition with Shelley Muzylowski Allen is available online for viewing via ISSU.
Fiona Ackerman: Creative Block
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Fiona Ackerman has been featured in this book titled Creative Block by one of our favourite art truth seekers the Jealous Curator. It surveys a selection of advice and projects from 50 different artist to help people uncover their new ideas waiting to be hatched. Fiona will have a lot of great advice, listening to her talk about her creative impulses is like watching an artist paint, or a singer enchant, Ackerman is a great painter, and is also incredibly well-spoken.
Video Interview: Paul Wong
Thursday, January 9, 2014
In our third video installment, we visit Paul Wong at his Main Street studio space to talk about his new exhibition, #PAULWONG2014. Watch the video.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
VANCOUVER, January 5, 2014 – Winsor Gallery announced today the upcoming exhibition, #paulwong2014, featuring new photography, video and neon work by Vancouver award winning media artist Paul Wong. The show runs from January 16 – February 15, 2014. An opening reception will be held on January 18th from 2-4pm; the artist will be in attendance. Visitors to the gallery can expect a visual odyssey, one that is tapped directly into the hyper-mediated world in which we all live.
Beat Nation wrapping up in Montreal
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Beat Nation, the exhibition that started in Vancouver and was picked up and launched on a large scale via the Vancouver Art Gallery, is coming to a close in Montreal. It will again travel to a couple more destinations before finally finishing its tour. Dana Claxton's Mustang Suite is on exhibit as part of this exhibition in Montreal.
Emily Young, Heart of Stone
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
William Cash for Spear's Magazine: Emily Young's first major European exhibition "We are the Stones Children" at the Madonna dell'Orto Church received tremendous international buzz from top collectors, critics, and curators that people traveled near, and far to catch a glimpse of the British sculptors work.
Ghost Dance: Activism and Resistance in Indigenous Art
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
For those of you travelling to Toronto, make sure to catch Ghost Dance, it is up until the 15th of December. Curated by Steven Loft, featured exhibition artists include: Sonny Assu, Vernon Ah Kee, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati, and Jackson 2bears.
Luke Parnell Artist Talk at the Seymour Art Gallery
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Haida/Nisga’a artist Luke Parnell leverages his traditional skills into the realm of contemporary politics and social mythologies. His works, which are beautifully crafted, are often allegorical, alluding to deep-running issues in education, repatriation, and cultural identity today. In August, Parnell gave an artist talk at the Seymour Art Gallery, which hosted a solo exhibition of his work curated by Rachael Lafo of the Richmond Art Gallery. Watch the video to get a glimpse into Parnell's ideas and process.
Video Interview: Gabryel Harrison
Saturday, November 9, 2013
In our latest collaboration with Hot Art Wet City, we visit Gabryel Harrison at her Southlands studio to chat about her latest body of work, "Poems for the Earth." Watch the video.
Dana Claxton's "He Who Dreams" comes to Vancouver
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Dana Claxton's 'He Who Dreams', which took home the 'Best Experimental' award from the ImagineNATIVE film festival in Toronto, is coming to Vancouver!
Contemporary Art Gallery November Art Auction
Friday, November 1, 2013
Taking place on Saturday, November 2nd, at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is the Contemporary Art Gallery's 25th Annual Gala and Auction. Featuring works by Roy Arden, Matthew Brown, Julia Feyrer, Myfawny Macleod, Liz Magor, Michael Morris and more, this knockout of an event will directly benefit Vancouver's longest standing contemporary art institution.
Video Interview: Angela Grossmann
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Opening this weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery Rental and Sales Showroom is Angela Grossmann's Small Crimes, a series of collage works that seek to vindicate the brutalized perpetuators of petty crimes whose photographs Grossmann had stumbled across one fateful day in the Downtown East Side. We spoke with Angela about this latest body of work in our first video interview collaboration with Hot Art Wet City.
Emily Young, We Are Stone's Children at the Fine Art Society
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Jackie Wullschlager for the Financial Times: This superb show of new work by Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor comes from Venice, where monumental, hieratic, yet strongly individualised heads were displayed this summer in the cloister of the Madonna dell’Orto church. Recalling Rodin’s expressiveness and Moore’s abstracting drive, these have a fugitive, fleeting quality – with beauty paradoxically trapped in ancient, solid stone – redolent of Giacometti and Hans Josephsohn.
Luke Parnell: An Interview
Thursday, August 1, 2013
indigenousartsnetwork: Luke Parnell strives to create a narrative in his design that will be understood by all regardless of the extent they know West Coast design language.
Alan Wood, At the Hotel Georgia
Thursday, May 30, 2013
EnRoute: Alan Wood's Garden series has been on display in the Hotel Georgia Lobby since the hotels reopening in 2011. It was recently highlighted as a favourite in EnRoute Magazine.
Emily Young, Forever Young
Friday, May 24, 2013
Rachel Spence for the Financial Times: Emily Young is already looking past her much anticipated exhibition at the Venice Biennale, and is already planning ahead for her group collaboration with other local artists to create a "Parco dei Pesci” (Fish Park), where she will be placing sculptures on the seabed.
Bradley Harms in Galleries West
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Maureen Latta for Galleries West: What does it mean to be a painter in an era when machines can make things better than humans? Vancouver-based Bradley Harms explores that question with acrylic paintings that evoke digital images yet bear a human imprint. “My work is about what it means to make a painting right now in a screen culture or a speed culture,” he says.
Gary Pearson, "The Muse" Interview
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Muse: Gary Pearson was a recent guest on 93.7 CKVS-FM "The Muse" Voice of the Shuswap in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Pearson is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Pearson is also a poet, art writer, freelance curator, guest lecturer and author of the book "The Creative Voice: Life and Art in the Okanagan" .
Colin Smith, Bradley Harms recipients of Cenovus Art Prize
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Cenovus Energy Art Competition: Cenovus Energy today announced that Colin Smith of
Alessandro Papetti Exhibition in Cape Town
Saturday, April 6, 2013
In this new series of large scale paintings, depicting industrial landscapes, interiors and human figures, Alessandro Papetti revisits subjects that are dear to him and through which he reveals, with his unique expressive force, his vision of the world.
Concurrent Exhibition, with Allan Switzer and Carl Ostendarp
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Allan Switzer has invited Carl Ostendarp to exhibit with his work at the group exhibition, Concurrent. The exhibition will be on display from April 3 until May 3, 2013.
Photographing the Printing Press
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Michael Harris for Vancouver Magazine: When the photographer Brian Howell arrived at Surrey's Kennedy Heights Printing Plant, this roller coaster of conveyors was roaring and pumping out thousands of copies of the Vancouver Sun. He could have photographed that industrial blur. But instead Howell waited for the machine to go still, waited for the workers to go home. Alone in that fluorescent-flooded cavern, he then captured this telling masterpiece, which hangs-seven-and-a-half feet wide and five feet tall-along with sixteen other shots of presses from around the continent, at the Winsor Gallery this month.
Too Far Down the Rabbit Hole
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Polina Bachlakova for Beatroute Magazine: There’s something uniquely special about sitting down and reading a newspaper. Perhaps it’s the childhood memories of reading over your parents’ shoulders; perhaps it’s the moment of solitude existing between you and the paper; perhaps it’s the smell of ink residue on your fingers. Whatever it is, the experience of learning through print feels poignant and important, and is an integral part of life we’ve been used to for years. As technology develops, however, all of that is changing. We no longer get the majority of our information from a morning session with the Times—we get it by scrolling through our Twitter feeds on our smartphones on the way to work. It’s a bite-sized and hyperactive way of interacting with information; although it’s too early to tell if this change is for the better or for the worse, photographer Brian Howell has something to say about it in his new work.
Attila Richard Lukacs on New Work & Old Gardens
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Noah Becker for Canadian Art: Recently, Attila Richard Lukacs debuted a strong new exhibition at Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery. The current body of work—a hybridization of abstraction, figuration and landscape—brings back traces of Lukacs’s earlier treatments while presenting something fresh. In this Vancouver studio interview with Noah Becker, Lukacs talks about gardens, Indian miniature painting, tantric methodology and more.
Lukacs brings Infernal Beings to Winsor
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Shawn Conner for the Vancouver Sun: Once an enfant terrible of the Vancouver arts scene, Attila Richard Lukacs is most widely known for his provocative, homoerotic paintings from the 1990s. But the painter’s recent work is less about shock value – though there is some of that – and more about shapes and colours.
Allan Switzer, Artist Talk
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Winsor Gallery:For those of you who missed out on Allan Switzer Artist Talk on January 12, a video and photographs from his talk are now up on our blog.
Attila Richard Lukacs in Sculpture Magazine
Monday, January 7, 2013
Daneva Dansby for Sculpture Magazine: Known for realist paintings of virile, eroticized figures during the ’80s and ’90s, Attila Richard Lukacs has since moved on to a psychological realm of submerged illusions and maze-like puzzles. Classical and mythological evocations are layered throughout his recent body of work: fountains, urns, and columns merge with impressions of the dead, Valhalla, and the guardian sphinx. The figurative has not been completely delegated to the trash, however; instead, it slips into the works as traces of male nudes, cartoon-like creatures, and opaque transparencies.
David Robinson at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Rosewood Hotel Georgia: Works by David Robinson have been permanently collected by the Rosewood Hotel Georgia and installed in its lobby for guests and visitors to enjoy. Robinson's sculptures are located at the Howe Street, and W. Georgia Street entrances.
A matter of perspective
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Lucy Hyslop for The Vancouver Sun: Stare at a Patrick Hughes piece of art, and it will have you working the room.
Alessandro Papetti: Factories of Utopia
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Julia Zakopaiko for the Moscow Architectural Biennale: The exhibition Moscow, Factories of Utopia by the Italian painter Alessandro Papetti will be held at Muar, Moscow Museum of Architecture from April 26 to June 17. A pictorial survey in 30 large canvasses in which the artist revisits and brings to life some of the most symbolic places of the Soviet industrialization process in the mid of the XX Century: the three great engineering and car factories, ZIL, ZLK and the First PGZ. In this exhibition Papetti returns to industrial archaeology, one of the main topics of his poetics, with paintings of places where humans are no longer present but whose past activities have left strong traces, still perceivable and poignant, even more so as most probably these huge areas will be soon redeveloped. The exhibition is curated by Umberto Zanetti and supported by the Italy Russia Foundation, The Italian Embassy in Moscow and The Italian Institute of Culture and is part of the cycle of shows of Identity, the Moscow Biennial of Architecture. A catalogue will be published in Italian Russian and English by Alberto Allemandi, with essays by the historian Alessandro de Magistris and the art critic Alexander Evangely.
Richard Henriquez: Fragmented Destinies
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Mariam Nader for Canadian Art: History is comprised of fragmented narratives; and we trust, when we open a history textbook, that the footnotes and citations will not lead us astray in our search for the way things really happened. At Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery, however, Richard Henriquez is using fragmented narrative to guide his viewers into other considerations of history and narrative.
Architect adds new gallery to career
Thursday, June 14, 2012
John Mackie for The Vancouver Sun: Richard Henriquez is one of Vancouver's most acclaimed architects. He designed the condo tower with the tree on the roof near the Sylvia Hotel in the West End, as well as the BC Cancer Agency building with the groovy round petri dish windows near Vancouver General Hospital. He even revitalized several historic structures by melding them into the Sinclair Centre at Granville and Hastings.
The Future is Female shows little sign of change
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Robin Laurence for the Georgia Straight: The Future Is Female is an unsettling exhibition. Vancouver painter Angela Grossmann took the show’s title from a button she found in a junk shop in the mid-1980s. Guest essayist Danielle Egan describes that long-ago button as both “a brazen declaration” and “an abandoned relic of second-wave feminism”.
The Future is Angela Grossmann
Saturday, April 7, 2012
John Mackie for the Vancouver Sun: Angela Grossmann prepared for an interview with The Vancouver Sun by writing some notes on her iPhone. But when she scans them, she looks at me, looks back at the phone, and smiles.
Emily Young, 'The Metaphysics of Stone' in Berkeley Square
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Pete Stean for The Londoneer: ‘The Metaphysics of Stone’ is a series of massive sculptures where the artist has incorporated the natural flaws and contours of the rock into the final design – I particularly like ‘Planet’, which looks like it was chewed on by some massive beast before Emily got her chisel to it. Emily Young’s outdoor sculptures are on display in Berkeley Square until 25 April.
Gary Pearson, "Scenes from a Smokers Theatre"
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Preview Magazine: Winsor Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Gary Pearson, Scenes from a ‘Smoker’s Theatre.' The exhibition presents new paintings and video, inspired by German playwright Bertolt Brecht. The work ranges in subject matter from still life and landscape to smoky bar scenes and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Pearson describes the project as “an integrated research and multi-media production approach that unites practice and discourse…deploying multi-media, mixed-technique/media documentary and theatrical mise-en-scène.”
Bradley Harms: The Opening
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Anne Cottingham for Vancouver is Awesome: "I’m trying to figure out what I see in Vancouver. I see more energy than finished product, and that’s kind of a weird thing. This is a breeding ground for creativity, but I don’t think it’s yet been realized. That’s why it’s got this do-it-yourself vibe. Everyone is doing something cool but we never really get to see the product, the realization of all the cool shit that people are doing here."
Patrick Hughes: New Perspective
Friday, July 1, 2011
Financial Times: It is fitting, given surrealism's fascination with psychoanalysis, that the British surrealist Patrick Hughes found inspiration for his best-known paintings in a memory that could double as a Freudian case history.
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Michael Harris for Vancouver Magazine: It began on Father's Day last year, in the unlikely territory of West Vancouver. The photographer Brian Howell and his wife had just left her parents' place when he saw a man pushing a cart toward the on-ramp of the Lions' Gate Bridge. Howell saw something—not the obvious struggle of a scavenger, but the beauty and resonance of the cart's contents. He pulled over and asked the man, "How would I go about photographing that?" The man, Daniel, had a long trek ahead of him, and said, "Well, you can have the whole thing for twenty bucks." Over the next year, Howell spent between $20 and $80 apiece on dozens more carts, each time allowing the owner to determine the price. He photographed 45 in all, two dozen of which make up his new show at the Winsor Gallery (running April 7 to 30).
Dana Claxton: From a Whisper to a Scream
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Lynne Bell for Canadian Art: I can still remember my first encounter with Dana Claxton’s art. It was 1996, and I watched a copy of her video I Want to Know Why (1994) for an exhibition I was developing on the topic of art and the city. From its first moments, the short video radiates an electric energy that never lets up; tapping into the transgressive power of montage, it offers an opportunity for surprise learning that challenges viewers to think again about the history of colonialism in the cities they inhabit.
Gary Pearson: McMaster University Museum of Art
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
McMaster University: 1 2 3 Soliloquy opens January 27 at McMaster University Museum of Art. The exhibition is about expressions of everyday realities, and our often strained and ambiguous distal relationship to those realities. It includes Kelowna-based artist Gary Pearson’s recent Soliloquy videos and his related “short fiction” photo-prints combined with works selected from the McMaster Museum of Art’s German collection, expanded to include American Hollywood photography of the period, and contemporary European work.
Alessandro Papetti: The Artist's Artist
Monday, November 1, 2010
Claudia Cusano for Nuvo Magazine: Papetti was born in 1958. Milan, his city of birth and still home to the artist, was the ideal backdrop for the works he would create as an artist. “I tend to use monochromatic colours,” he says. “The light in my cities is fairly northern because I was born in Milan and that definitely had an influence. These [black, grey, blue] are the colours from my city, from the air that I’ve breathed.” Milan might well be less of an artistic mecca than Rome, Florence, or Venice, yet it has its own artistic and cultural legacy, including the Duomo; La Scala, the world’s most famous opera house; and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Thus, the city allowed Papetti’s artistic sensibility to develop.
Patrick Hughes Portraits
Thursday, October 21, 2010
English TV personality Derren Brown visited Patrick Hughes at his London studio to examine Hughes' famed reverspective painting technique. In this video, Hughes creates a reverspective portrait of Brown before our very eyes. Watch the video.
Alan Wood: The Bishop's Garden
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Scout Magazine: From May 27 to June 19, South Granville’s Winsor Gallery (3025 Granville Street) plays host to a show by famed artist Alan Wood. The Bishop’s Garden – presents a new series of wood relief sculptures, collage and watercolours, based on the haven found in a close friend’s garden. That close friend is restaurateur John Bishop and that garden is the one found in the back of Mr. Bishop’s Point Grey home.
Gary Pearson, "The End is My Beginning"
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Portia Priegert for Galleries West: Kamloops Art Gallery up and coming exhibition of Gary Pearson is dominated by recent paintings, including some from Pearson’s road trip through the United States during a sabbatical from his teaching job at UBC Okanagan, but also features earlier pieces from a series based on a 1998 Diana Krall concert in Berlin. The show is on until May 25, 2008.
Shelley Adler, Character Study
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Gillian Mackay for Canadian Art : Canadian Art Magazine features Shelley Adler in this fall's issue of Canadian Art.
Gary Pearson, "One Way Ticket" at Two Rivers Gallery
Friday, February 25, 2005
Two Rivers Gallery: Geary Pearson's touring show "One Way Ticket" will be showing at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George from February 25 to May 1, 2005. This project revisits the artist’s paintings and video-based work more than twenty years later. One Way Ticket explores themes of voyeurism, displacement, searching, desire, melancholy and isolation in relation to the experience of living in contemporary society, that are common to a much of his work .