A Life­time of Art

Where Vancouver - - Art Galleries -

Some artists search high and low for in­spi­ra­tion. Not Gathie Falk. The re­cip­i­ent of count­less awards—in­clud­ing the Or­der of Canada—Falk has wowed au­di­ences for more than four decades with her self-de­scribed “ven­er­a­tion of the or­di­nary,” such as piles of in­di­vid­u­ally crafted ce­ramic fruit, a pa­pier-mâché wed­ding veil weighed down by boul­ders, and still-life acrylic paint­ings. In her mem­oir Ap­ples, etc. (Fig­ure 1 Pub­lish­ing), the 90-yearold re­flects on the ex­pe­ri­ences that led her to be­come one of Canada’s most cel­e­brated artists. Find it at lo­cal book­stores (page 28).—Chloë Lai most in­no­va­tive artists (to Sep 9). Site Un­seen Con­tem­po­rary pho­to­graphic artists use di­verse strate­gies to cre­ate un­canny re­sults (to Sep 16). Cabin Fever Traces the tra­di­tion, sym­bolic value and larger cul­tural iden­tity of the cabin in North Amer­ica (to Sep 30). Ayumi Goto & Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? Per­for­mance art and on­go­ing col­lab­o­ra­tions by the artists (to Oct 28). Kevin Sch­midt: We Are the Ro­bots The BC-based artist’s prac­tice fea­tures DIY ex­per­i­ments, in­clud­ing an au­dio­phile lis­ten­ing room along­side other sculp­tural and video works (to Oct 28). A Cu­ra­tor’s View: Ian Thom Se­lects The re­tir­ing cu­ra­tor presents his per­sonal favourites from the gallery’s 12,000-piece per­ma­nent col­lec­tion (Sep 22-Mar 17). Gift shop and cafe with rooftop pa­tio. Daily 10 am-5 pm, Tu and first Fri­day of the month to 9 pm. $24, s/s $18, 6-12 $6.50, un­der 6 free, fam­ily $55. Tu ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion af­ter 5 pm. Su ad­mis­sion free for 12 and un­der. 750 Hornby St. 24-hr info 604662-4719. www.va­nart­gallery.bc.ca X Map 1: C5

Com­mer­Cial Drive

BRADEN HAM­MOND GLASS Works in glass, in­clud­ing jew­ellery, art and cus­tom light­ing. 101-1356 Frances St. 778-288-4610. www.braden­ham­mond .com X Map 4: D4

DOC­TOR VIGARI GALLERY Friendly space with semi-reg­u­lar ex­hi­bi­tions of quirky art, fur­ni­ture and fine craft. Fram­ing ser­vices avail­able. 1816 Com­mer­cial Dr. 604-255-9513. www. doc­torvi­gari­gallery.com Map 4: D4

Down­town

ART BEATUS This off­shoot of a Hong Kong-based gallery fo­cuses on the in­creas­ingly sig­nif­i­cant area of con­tem­po­rary Asian art. 108-808 Nel­son St. 604-688-2633. www.art­bea­tus .com X Map 1: C5

PEN­DU­LUM GALLERY Pop into this airy ex­hi­bi­tion space in the atrium of HSBC Bank to watch the gi­ant, fu­tur­is­tic pen­du­lum cre­ated by Alan Storey. Jian Jun An The China-born, Canada-based painter fo­cuses on sub­jects from ev­ery­day life (to Sep 8). HSBC Build­ing, 885 W. Ge­or­gia St. 604-250-9682. www.pen­du­lum gallery.bc.ca X Map 1: C5

Gas­town

COASTAL PEO­PLES FINE ARTS GALLERY This venue show­cases works by First Na­tions carvers and Inuit artists. Del­i­cate jew­ellery, bas­ketry, masks and totem poles, as well as Arc­tic inuk­shuks, danc­ing bears, nar­whals and other sculp­tural pieces. View mon­u­men­tal totem poles both in the gallery and on­line. 200-322 Wa­ter St. 604-684-9222. www.coastalpeo­ples .com Map 1: C6

INUIT GALLERY OF VAN­COU­VER This col­lec­tors’ des­ti­na­tion houses art by North­west Coast First Na­tions, the Arc­tic Inuit and other Cana­dian artists. Cur­rently show­cas­ing a col­lec­tion of fine stone sculp­ture, prints and draw­ings, along­side bent­wood boxes, jew­ellery and con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian paint­ings. 206 Cam­bie St. 604-6887323. www.inuit.com X Map 1: C6

REN­NIE COL­LEC­TION AT WING SANG GALLERY Min­i­mal­ist space in his­toric Chi­na­town show­cases chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions and an out­stand­ing per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary art. By app’t only. 51 E. Pen­der St. in Wing Sang build­ing. www.ren­niecol­lec­tion .org X Map 1: C7

Granville is­lanD

CRAFT COUN­CIL OF BRI­TISH COLUMBIA GALLERY Ex­hi­bi­tions in the gallery change reg­u­larly. The shop sells jew­ellery and fine crafts hand­made from fi­bre, wood, metal, clay, glass and mixed me­dia. Cul­tural Fab­rics Ex­hibit chal­lenges no­tions on how Indige­nous art is cre­ated and per­ceived (to Oct 4). 1386 Cartwright St. 604-687-7270. www.craft­coun­cilbc.ca X Map 6: D5

LATTIMER GALLERY A des­ti­na­tion for North­west Coast art, in­clud­ing hand­carved jew­ellery, sculp­tures, bent­wood boxes and lim­ited-edi­tion prints. Forces of Na­ture: North­west Coast Indige­nous Jew­ellery Works by ac­com­plished North­west Coast First Na­tions jewellers like Shawn Eden­shaw (Sep 29-Oct 13). 1590 W. 2nd Ave. 604-732-4556. X Map 1: E3 Van­cou­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port, 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Rich­mond. 604-247-0822. www. lat­timer­gallery.com X Map 3: B2

UKAMA GALLERY This ex­pan­sive gallery show­cases con­tem­po­rary sculp-

ture from Zim­babwe, rang­ing from fig­u­ra­tive to ab­stract. Cul­tural Con­nec­tions: Mas­ter Zim­bab­wean Sculp­tor, Do­minic Ben­hura & Ojib­way Dreamer, IceBear at Ukama Gallery Col­lab­o­ra­tive ex­hibit fea­tur­ing the two in­ter­na­tional artists (Sep 20-25). 1802 Mar­itime Mews. 778-379-0666. www.ukama .ca X Map 6: D3

WICK­ANIN­NISH GALLERY Lo­cated in the Net Loft near the Pub­lic Mar­ket, this shop of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of af­ford­able North­west Coast art: ster­ling-sil­ver jew­ellery, moc­casins, cloth­ing and lim­ited-edi­tion prints by well-known First Na­tions artists. 14-1666 John­ston St. 604-681-1057. www.wick­anin­nish gallery.com X Map 1: E3

Kit­si­lano

SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY Mas­ter­works by North­west Coast, Inuit and Maori artists. Ex­hibits fo­cus on con­tem­po­rary di­rec­tions in abo­rig­i­nal art in­clud­ing the use of glass and metal, and mod­ern takes on shaman­ism and the en­vi­ron­ment. 1669 W. 3rd Ave. 604-669-8813. www.spir­itwrestler .com X Map 1: E3

Main street

BUR­RARD ARTS FOUN­DA­TION This non-profit gallery show­cases the works of es­tab­lished con­tem­po­rary artists and pro­motes emerg­ing ones. Free en­try, but char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions wel­come. 108 E. Broad­way. www. bur­rar­darts.org X Map 1: F7

MONTE CLARK GALLERY In­ter­na­tion­ally sig­nif­i­cant venue for con­tem­po­rary paint­ings, prints and photo-based me­dia. Gallery artists in­clude Gra­ham Gill­more, Roy Ar­den and Derek Root. 105-525 Great North­ern Way. 604730-5000. www.mon­teclark­gallery .com Par­tial X Map 1: F3

north Van­CoU­Ver

CITYSCAPE COM­MU­NITY ART SPACE Con­tem­po­rary, in­ter­ac­tive gallery fea­tures a dy­namic range of monthly ex­hibits and work­shops. Art Rental Show Fea­tures more than 150 art­works by lo­cal artists (to Sep 8). Jour­ney of a Sal­mon Artists work­ing in all medi­ums tell the story of a sal­mon’s jour­ney (Sep 14-Oct 13). 335 Lons­dale Ave., North Van­cou­ver. 604-988-6844. www. nvartscoun­cil.ca X Map 4: C4

THE POLY­GON GALLERY Lo­cated on North Van­cou­ver’s wa­ter­front, this light-filled space fo­cuses on pho­tog­ra­phy and me­dia-based works. Su­san Hiller: Al­tered States Video in­stal­la­tions and pho­to­graphic works by the Amer­i­can-born, Lon­don-based artist (to Sep 2). En­try by do­na­tion. 101 Car­rie Cates Court, North Van­cou­ver. 604-986-1351. www.the­p­oly­gon.ca Map 4: C4

soUth GranVille

BAU-XI GALLERY Com­mit­ted to con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian art since 1965 and rep­re­sents emerg­ing and es­tab­lished artists such as David Alexan­der, Tom Bur­rows, Bob­bie Burg­ers and Joseph Plas­kett. Open the World BCbased artist Sheri Bakes con­tin­ues her decades-long med­i­ta­tion on light and at­mo­spheric mo­tion (Sep 8-22). 3045 Granville St. 604-733-7011. www. bau-xi.com Map 4: D3

DOU­GLAS REYNOLDS GALLERY This two-storey es­tab­lish­ment of­fers his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary art by lead­ing na­tive artists in­clud­ing Robert David­son and Phil Gray. Also car­ries a wide se­lec­tion of carved wood masks, bent­wood boxes, totem poles, bas­kets, and hand­crafted jew­ellery. 2335 Granville St. 604-731-9292. www.dou­glas reynolds­gallery.com Par­tial X Map 1: F3

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY An at­trac­tive show­case for paint­ings, draw­ings and pho­tog­ra­phy, this gallery rep­re­sents con­tem­po­rary artists from across Canada. Cut, Weave, Throw, Print Four artists present pieces in four di­verse me­dia: tex­tiles, pa­per works, ce­ram­ics and prints (Sep 13-29). 2239 Granville St. 604-730-9611. www. cristall­gallery.com Map 1: F3

HEF­FEL FINE ART AUC­TION HOUSE View art on the walls, then bid in monthly on­line auc­tions for works by Cana­dian and in­ter­na­tional artists, of­ten in­clud­ing such lu­mi­nar­ies as Lawren Har­ris. Live auc­tions twice a year in Toronto. Cana­dian Post-War & Con­tem­po­rary Art Works by Gor­don Smith, Jack Shad­bolt and oth­ers (Sep 6-27). 2247 Granville St. 604-7326505. www.hef­fel.com Map 1: F3

IAN TAN GALLERY Con­tem­po­rary works by Cana­dian artists such as Carol Evans and Robert Mich­ener. Paint­ings and glass pieces. In the Blue Fu­ture New paint­ings by Sean Wil­liam Ran­dall demon­strate the artist’s bril­laint colour sen­si­bil­ity (Sep 8-30). 2342 Granville St. 604-738-1077. www.iantan­gallery.com X Map 1: F3

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