By Genevieve Michaels
The Right to Remain – Gallery Gachet – opening reception March 6, 7-10 p.m.
The work in this show has all been produced in workshops led by Downtown Eastside artists, intended to spark ongoing dialogue on human rights. The exhibit comprises the second part of “Revitalizing Japantown”, a research project undertaken by Queens University and the Nikkei museum and cultural centre.
Peace Out: New Works by Jose Rivas – Hot Art Wet City – opening reception March 13, 7-11 p.m.
Using his signature loose, gestural brushstrokes and geometric shapes, Rivas will examine birds and their complex anatomy in motion. To be held in the back room of the gallery, this is also the Spanish artist’s final Vancouver show before he moves cross-country to Toronto.
Stephen Hutchings: After the Storm – Jennifer Kostuik – March 19, 6-9 p.m.
Emotive landscapes that address the moment when the dark clouds move away, warm light begins to seep in, and the tension in the air uncoils. Stephen Hutchings explores the “subjective reality that turns our everyday world into a future of possibility” in this show of new paintings.
The Last Stand David Ellingson – Initial Gallery – March 24
This show is from environmentally focused photographer David Ellingson.
Nicholas Galanin: Home, Memory of Land and Space – Trench Gallery – opening reception March 27, 6-9 p.m.
A monotype involves ink or paint being removed from, rather than applied to, a surface. This exhibition showcases Galanin’s 2013 monotype series, “Familiar Faces.” The series deals with our mental constructs of home and homeland, whether they are from the individual, collective, or cultural unconscious. The artist, who is of Tlingit and Aleut descent, lives and works in Sitka, Alaska.BC, British Columbia, fine art