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Pandora’s Box

April 6th, 2018 – May 5th, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, April 6th, 6-9pm

Curated by d. June Conley, this exhibition takes as its starting point identical white styrofoam boxes with lids, that once housed the curator’s medicine. Eleven artists have been invited to work with these containers as they consider the myth of Pandora’s Box and mythmaking generally. Messy and explosive assemblages, meticulous process-based textiles, and thoughtful performances form parts of the collective outcome.

In her article “Plain Sight” (published in the New York Times in November 2017), Carina Chocano posits that we live in an unstable reality in which two parallel “truths” coexist: one visible but fabricated, the other hidden but real. Budget reallocations, implied consent, alt-right politics, locker-room talk, mental health strategies, racially charged motivations, collateral damage: all these fraught turns-of-phrase contain within them this doubleness, which threatens to break down and break loose at any moment. It is this break down, Chocano says, that marks an apocalypse in the etymological sense: the act of “uncovering” and exposing the things we had all agreed not to see. After all, we can only keep the lid on things for so long.

The artists in this exhibition address this apocalyptic moment and the blurring of categories that results when we no longer know what belongs where. Letting the truth out is scary and also potentially exhilarating. In the space cleared in the wake, both transformation and healing can occur. As the ancient Greek myth suggests, once the lid is lifted, all that remains is hope.

Artists include: Afuwa & Aerlyn Weissman, d. June Conley, aly de la cruz yip, Lara Fitzgerald, Bernadine Fox, Ken Gerberick, Pierre Leichner, Heather Pelles, Leigh Selden and Diane Wood.

 

Start: April 6, 2018 6:00 pm
End: May 5, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: April 23, 2018 1:00 pm
End: April 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: April 30, 2018 1:00 pm
End: April 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: May 7, 2018 1:00 pm
End: May 7, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: May 14, 2018 1:00 pm
End: May 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Small Arts Grant group show

May 18th –  June 17th, 2018

Small Arts Grant group show
In partnership with the Vancouver Foundation we present the 2018 Small Arts Grants group show. Grantees who reside in the community will showcase their projects in a wide range of mediums.

Start: May 18, 2018
End: June 17, 2018
Venue: gallery gachet
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: May 21, 2018 1:00 pm
End: May 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4

Expressive Arts with Katherine Somody

EVERY MONDAY (except civic holidays) from 1 – 3pm

The Expressive Arts Group began as a program through the West Coast Mental Health Network. There are about 30 participants, who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools, do print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate in the group. We operate on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. We provide art materials, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. Free.  If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468.

Start: May 28, 2018 1:00 pm
End: May 28, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: gallery gachet
Address:
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9 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B1G4
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