By Genevieve Michaels
SKIN – VIVO Media Arts Centre – December 5, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
This one-night, interdisciplinary show will be curated and produced by participants in VIVO’s Career Development Mentorship Program. Using the human body as its point of departure, SKIN will address concepts such as gender, body architecture, and collective health. The show will be complemented by a live PA performance by Vincent Parker.
TOQUE Art Market – Western Front – December 5-6, 6 – 10 p.m.
Support the local with your Christmas shopping this year at Western Front’s annual curated fundraiser and craft fair. Vendors include Erin Templeton’s recycled leather goods, fresh, small-batch sweets from 1UP Caramels, and notebooks with vintage paperback covers by paperbacknote.
DIG – grunt gallery – December 6, 2 p.m.
The grunt gallery’s archive encompasses over 30 years of exhibitions, projects, and activism. This social, educational afternoon promises artist talks by Allison Collins, Emilio Rojas, Igor Santizo, and Julia Feyrer. Participants will also be able to explore Feyrer’s installation The Kitchen in the main gallery space.
Polyphonics – The Black Residence Gallery – December 13, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Polyphonics is the combination of two or more textures to harmonious effect. While the word typically describes music, this show extends the concept to other mediums, exploring different colour harmonies such as warm, cool, and monochromatic. The show will include mostly multimedia work.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Supper – Centre A – Meals served December 2 – 9, Closing Reception December 13
A true interactive installation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Supper is comprised of a variety of food-sharing events, most of which are by-donation and open to the public. Presented by artist Derya Akay, the show blurs the definitions of what we consider ‘art’ and explores how knowledge is spread through social exchange. From December 2nd – 9th, two public lunches will be served, as well as a limited-registration dinner on Thursday, December 4th.BC, British Columbia, fine art