Exhibition|Familiar Dwellings|Concourse Gallery|January 26 – February 2

Curated by Catherine de Montreuil

With works by Ingrid Olauson, Olivia Meek, Graeme Wahn, Lyndsay Pomerantz, Will Dege, Tommy Chain, Emma Metcalfe Hurst and Catherine de Montreuil

Through a mimesis of domestic living space, this exhibition considers the ways in which the objects and architecture that comprise the home simultaneously mediate, reflect and construct our relationship to the world around us. The intimacy granted to commodity objects of the home will be observed as a site for the production and mediation of gender, class and familial relations.

This home is arranged according to the individual sensibilities and understandings of the artists, as well as the collectively experienced cultural phenomena of what is defined as the house, the home, the dwelling, the living space.

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Opening reception Monday, January 26th at 7pm in the Concourse Gallery at Emily Carr University

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Aspen Magazine: 1965 – 1971| November 25, 2014 – February 8, 2015

Aspen Magazine: 1965-1971
November 26 to February 8, 2015
Opening Reception: November 25, 2014 at 7:30pm

Aspen Magazine was a multimedia magazine conceived of, edited and published by Phyllis Johnson in New York from 1965 to 1971. Aspen broke new ground in terms of its editorial concept, design approach and distribution strategy, which continues to be resonant and influential today.

The magazine featured a diverse and impressive array of contributors, from such key artists, musicians, authors and theorists as Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Ian Hamilton Finlay, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Allan Kaprow, Ed Ruscha, J. G. Ballard, Bill Evans, Philip Glass, the Velvet Underground and Yoko Ono. Known as “the magazine in a box,” Aspen was made up of unbound contents that included texts, flexi-discs, reels of film and other objects.It struck a chord in the 1960s artists’ publishing culture—which included publications by Marcel Duchamp, Seth Siegelaub and members of the Fluxus movement—and embraced the idea of presenting travelling exhibitionsin a book (or a box, for that matter) in order to provide alternative spaces and economies for art.

The exhibition features complete sets of all issues, with a focus on the combined edition of issues five and six from 1967, which was guest-edited by Brian O’Doherty and is referred to as The Conceptual Issue.

Contributors to this issue include Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Beckett, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Hans Richter, Sol LeWitt, Mel Bochner, Naum Gabo, László Moholy-Nagy, Dan Graham, George Kubler, Robert Morris, William S.Burroughs, Roland Barthes, Susan Sontag, Alain Robbe- Grillet, Morton Feldman, Michel Butor, Tony Smith and Merce Cunningham. Barthes first published his influential and important essay The Death of the Author in this issue.

The exhibition is on loan from the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Curator Nayia Yiakoumaki will be in attendance at the opening and will present a public talk on November 26, 2014.

Please join us on January 22, 2015 for a lecture by Gwen Allen. Allen is the author of Artists’ Magazines: An Alternative Space for Art (MIT, 2011) and is a Professor of Art History at San Francisco State University.

Please Note: The Charles H. Scott Gallery and READ Books will close for the holidays from December 20, 2014 to January 5, 2015.

Image: Aspen, no. 5+6, Fall 1967, edited by Brian O’Doherty

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Isonomia | Amazing Gallery | Opening Reception: November 7, 2014 @ 7PM

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Amazing Gallery is pleased to present ISONOMIA, a collection of new airbrush drawings by Michael Lachman.

The drawings comprise a lush constellation of flora and fauna from diverse walks of life. Icons and dust-bunnies alike are assertive of their distinctly indulgent agenda. This promiscuous gathering disturbs individual significance and seems to implode any hierarchy, leveling the playing field for all participants — such activity seems to point towards the intense, attention deficient banality of modern life.