Monthly Archives: February 2011

An Invitation to An Infiltration Catalogue Launch

On Saturday we launched our latest publication An Invitation to An Infiltration. Contributing artists Holly Ward and Jonathan Middleton came out for the event and Jonathan was signing fictional dedications in the catalogues. The guests eagerly passed around the books to read his interventions.

Check out some of the photos from the launch:

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Upcoming Performance by Jonathan Middleton and Publication Launch

This Saturday, February 19, from 3 to 5 pm the CAG will host a special performance by Jonathan Middleton to celebrate the launch of our latest exhibition catalogue, An Invitation to An Infiltration. Middleton is a Vancouver-based artist and curator, whose practice examines the relationships between language, failure, and the structure of comedy. He is one of the artists who participated in the exhibition An Invitation to an Infiltration, which coincided with the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The above image shows Middleton engaged in an act of intervention, replacing the exhibition title with  his own. On Saturday Middleton will be here to sign your catalogues with fictionalicized dedications.

An Invitation to An Infiltration was guest curated by Eric Fredericksen. He invited Fia Backström, Lucy Clout, Hadley+Maxwell, Jonathan Middleton, Dexter Sinister, Holly Ward and Jordan Wolfson to participate in an exhibition that explored the potential competitive nature of group shows against the background of one of the world’s major sporting competitions.

The publication is designed by participating artist collective Dexter Sinister, edited by Jenifer Papararo and printed by Fillip. For more details see our web page.

Check out some of the images of us collating the catalogue:

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Elizabeth McIntosh Interviews Eli Bornowsky

The CAG and the Western Front present the second of two videos featuring a conversation between Eli Bornowsky and Elizabeth McIntosh. This video was produced in conjunction with Bornowsky’s exhibition WALKING, SQUARE, CYLINDER, PLANE at the Western Front from November 26 – January 22, 2011. McIntosh questions Bornowsky about his new work, his need for a defining structural framework, and his methodology. Bornowsky also talks about his desire to create paintings that encourage active looking.

Walking, Square, Cylinder, Plane: Elizabeth McIntosh Interviews Eli Bornowsky (Part 2 of 2) from CAG on Vimeo.


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Last Thursday was the opening of Roy Arden’s exhibition UNDERTHESUN. It was jam packed, with a turnout of almost 400 people. Here are some photos from the evening:

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Photographs by Hannah Hughes

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Run to the CAG for your free copy of Portrait!

The CAG is pleased to announce the release of Portrait, the third and final in a series that uses the petit genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture to reflect our recent programming and to frame current tendencies in contemporary art. It includes texts by curator Glenn Alteen, film theorist Lisa Coulthard, art historian Gill Perry, and cultural theorist Helma Sawatzky, as well as a text by CAG curator Jenifer Papararo, and an interview with artist Elizabeth Zvonar.

The first 10 people to print this coupon and bring it into the gallery or show us this post on their mobile phone will receive a FREE copy of Portrait. Don’t wait to take advantage of this great offer!


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