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Intrusive Thoughts: Self-Portraits by Riisa Gundesen

Intrusive Thoughts: Self-Portraits by Riisa Gundesen

Opening Reception: Friday, January 25th from 6.00-9.00pm
Exhibition runs: January 25th to March 16th, 2019

Stay tuned for the Spring Capilano Review launch featuring work by Riisa Gundesen at Gallery Gachet in March 2019!

Intrusive Thoughts is a solo exhibition featuring self-portraits by Riisa Gundesen. This exhibition explores feminine representation, the abject, and mental health. In the context of Riisa’s work, the abject denies the viewer the anticipated pleasure of looking at the feminine body by showing mental and bodily functions that are often hidden or repressed. Riisa illustrates compulsive scratching, picking, and over-grooming in her self-portraits through the use of texture, paint, and ambiguous figures. At the same time, she uses rich and energetic paint colours to draw the audience into her paintings and evoke feelings of intrigue, alarm, and empathy. Together, Intrusive Thoughts investigates the possibilities of the abject as a metaphor for lived experience with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and depression.

Riisa Gundesen is a visual artist based in Edmonton. She recieved her BFA from the University of Lethbridge in 2012, and her MFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 2017. In the context of contemporary figurative painting, her work deals with femininity, mental illness, and the abject. Gundesen currently teaches visual art at the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton.

https://www.riisagundesen.com/

Start: January 25, 2019 6:00 pm
End: March 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Volunteer Orientation Session

Volunteer Orientations/ information sessions take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 pm.

On these dates, Training Sessions will be held at 4:00pm following the orientation. Training Sessions are intended for all volunteers but especially those who may be interested in becoming a member of the Gallery Gachet Collective. Those who are interested in attending either the Volunteer Orientation and/or the Volunteer Training Sessions are encouraged to contact us at volunteer@gachet.org or at 604.687.2468.

 Our Volunteer Membership Program offers access to our facility and programs in exchange for volunteering with us. It also offers a wide range of opportunities for learning at all levels, including communication skills, exhibition coordination, learning about non-profit organization management, professional development skills for artists and arts administration skills. Volunteer Members and Collective Members find that through their experience with Gallery Gachet, they have an opportunity to increase their knowledge on many levels, transferring their new-found skills to other areas of their lives. Examples of some volunteer opportunities include:

– Gallery Hosting (this is central to our volunteer program) – Preparation of the gallery space, exhibitions and assistance with gallery openings
-Administrative support, assistance with publications and communications initiatives

Volunteers:
– attend workshops free of charge
– receive newsletters with information about exhibitions, workshops and other events
– are entitled to access our gallery and computer stations during open hours – are provided with access to supervised open studio times
– have the opportunity to join a committee and participate in the work of the Studio, Communications, Publications, New Media and Programming Committees

Start: February 19, 2019 3:00 pm
End: February 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Poets of Gachet

Friday, March 1st, at 6.30pm
An evening of poetry by Gallery Gachet community members.

Start: March 1, 2019 6:30 pm
End: March 1, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

IWA Collective

IWA Collective

Exhibition runs: April 5th – May 25th, 2019

An exhibition by the Indigenous Women Artists Collective (IWA). The IWA is made up of eleven indigenous self-identified women who have worked out of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver since 2013. This exhibition was selected from Gallery Gachet’s annual submission jury.

Start: April 5, 2019 6:00 pm
End: May 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Mad Pride 2019

Mad Pride June 14th – July 27th, 2019

Mad Pride is an international movement created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, people labeled “mentally ill” — all that proudly reclaim the words mad & crazy, and those in solidarity with us.

Start: June 14, 2019 6:00 pm
End: July 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4
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