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Everything Between Open and Closed

EVERYTHING BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED Curated by Shaun Dacey For two weeks (August 15 – 28th, 2013), I am taking part in the Burnaby Art Gallery‘s KIOSK project–…

July 2013

An update, from the wilds of summer non-holidays: RIGHT NOW, I can be found at Kingsgate Mall, doing an open studio with Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. We…

Sad Sack

Sad Sack ( sadsack.ca) is a slowly developing research project that will unfold during the saddest months of the year in 2012-13 (meaning the months when it rains…

March 2013

Kimberly Phillips and I curated a show of Kara Uzelman’s work at 221A Artist Run Centre. We are also producing a publication, with the always-astonishing Lisa Robertson, called…

February 2013

Where did 2012 go? Sheesh. Lots going on. Not sure how “newsy” this is, really, but: Hillcrest Geyser is operational, hallelujah! Erica and I had our launch back…

Not Flotsam: Kara Uzelman’s Stratiforms (2013)

“Not Flotsam: Kara Uzelman’s Stratiforms” (2013)
Included in the exhibition catalogue for Kara Uzelman’s exhibition “Stratiform” at 221A, curated by Kimberly Phillips and Vanessa Kwan.

Language Leaves Me Lonesome

LANGUAGE LEAVES ME LONESOME (FOR LAVAL) This work was created for a project by curators Mariane Bourchiex-Laporte and Anne-Marie Proulx, in conjunction with Chroniques Lavalloises (The Laval Chronicles)…

VANCOUVER FAMILY REDUX

Annabel Vaughan and Makiko Hara curated an exhibition at Centre A called TO / FROM: BC ELectric Railway 100 Years. Loosely the show was about the building that…

Geyser for Hillcrest Park

Erica Stocking and I were selected to produce a permanent public art piece for the City of Vancouver at the newly minted Hillcrest Community Centre in Mount Pleasant….

Some Monster: Spatial Poetics XI

I put together this program for the Powell Street Festival and Spatial Poetics, an annual performance showcase of collaborative projects. Here’s an excerpt from the program notes: **…

September 2011

Erica and I are STILL working on the Geyser for Hillcrest Park. It’s a doozy (do people still say that sort of thing??). We’re hoping that it will…

November 2010

Holy smokes, Erica Stocking and I are still working on our Hillcrest Public Art Commission. We’ll be launching the piece in Spring 2011, we hope! More news soon…

July 2010

The City of Vancouver is opening up Granville Street this summer as a pedestrian walkway, and putting a bunch of public art out. I’ll be at Granville and…

March 2010

Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver is on Granville Island for a few days during the Paralympics. Catch us at Triangle Square (right across the way from La Baguette, near the…

February 2010

Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver is up and running as of February 15th. Come see us at the Vancouver Public Library until the 26th. 10-ish to 6-ish every day. ///…

VANCOUVER VANCOUVER VANCOUVER

In the Fall of 2008, the City of Vancouver called for proposals for artist-initiated projects to be created during the 2010 Olympic Games. I ended up pitching this…

Brawl (with Norma)

Norma is an arts collective I’ve been working with since 2002. We did Brawl for a series of performances called Bright Lights. The works were all performed during…

January 2010

Make it Strange opens at Malaspina Printmakers on January 22nd! Check more information out here. The show is curated by Andrea Pinheiro.

Your Private Sky

In 2005 I did a short residency at the Or Gallery called “Out of Office Reply.” The idea was to consider works that would live outside the gallery…

YOUR PRIVATE SKY (PENTICTON)

Carrying on the fascination with tourist sites and paraphernalia, this work was presented at the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan (Penticton, BC, Canada) during the city’s annual…

Floating Sculptures

Here’s a few works I did while I was on a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Fall 2008. It was a thematic residency led…

The Set-Up

In late 2008 I was invited by curators Johan Lundh and Alissa Firth-Eagland to work on a collaborative, process-based work with Eric Metcalfe. Eric is an old professor…

So Long We Miss You Forever (with Diyan Achjadi)

The Powell Street Festival and curator Miko Hoffman invited Diyan and I to collaborate on a work for their annual festival. The festival is located at Oppenheimer Park,…

The Storm And The Fall

Vancouver is kind of a weird place sometimes. It’s a city of glass, filled with condo developments and speculative real estate bubbles. It’s also got a running disaster…

Ghost Stories (with Norma)

Norma is a collaborative group I have been working with since 2002. This image was taken on False Creek, just north of Science World, a Vancouver landmark from…

David Bowie and Justin Timberlake

David Bowie and Justin Timberlake: Three small works Celebrity is a fascinating thing. It just is. These works here are smaller explorations into my own relationship to it….

Vancouver Family

I sent a package to all the Kwans in Vancouver (there’s 300 of them). In a letter written in both Chinese and English I asked each Kwan to…

American Eagle Quilts

I’m a nostalgic sort. I love second-hand things, and I was noticing some years ago that faux-weathered clothes were getting popular, and thus mass produced. And it struck…

Dishrag Cowboy Shirt

It’s kind of self explanatory. I made this for an art auction, and always wondered if it ever got worn.

Dog Day Afternoon (with Norma)

Norma is a collaborative that I’ve been working with since 2002. This work was produced for a series of public performances called “Expect Delays”, curated by Kathleen Ritter…