Arteries: October 2014

By Genevieve Michaels


The Port/Matthew Buckingham: Obscure Moorings
Satellite Gallery
Opening October 2

Matthew Buckingham’s Obscure Moorings is a short film based on the story Daniel Orme, by Herman Melville. It is set in Liverpool, a city that, like Vancouver, is centred around a busy seaport being transformed by the fluctuations of the economy. The film is being shown inside a viewing structure that Buckingham constructed, alongside a collection of modern and historical materials exploring the impact being a port city has on the social fabric of our home.

Neil Campbell: Interior
Teck Gallery
Through April 11 

Arteries_NeilCampbell-InteriorInterior was designed specifically for the space in which it’s shown – two walls flanking a giant window with a mountain view. Campbell has installed two huge paintings, each vibrant red with a mirrored dimensional ring. The viewer finds herself caught between these two forms, immersed in an illusory experience that “brings cognition, intuition, emotion, and rhythm out to play.”

Feature Creature
The Fall
Opening October 30

Perfect to get your Halloween debauchery going. This group show features work from, among many others, Nomi Chi, Jessica McQueen, Shay Lhea, Laurel O’Brien, Andre Barnwell, and Joslin Chan. Come and check out some monstrosities, mutants, and creatures of the dark.

STICKBOY: An Art Exhibition
Ayden Gallery
Opening October 12

Inspired by Shane Koyczan’s novel in verse, which in turn inspired an opera that the Vancouver Opera will be putting on this month, the collaborative aspect of this exhibition makes it noteworthy and unique. An enormous amount of artists participated in this show including Stefan Tosheff, Dedos, Pandora Young and Peter Ricq.

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