Monthly Archives: September 2011

One Question: Federico Herrero

The latest installment of the One Question video series features Federico Herrero, whose practice of large-scale mural paintings was translated to one in colored vinyl on the exterior of the CAG. During Herrero’s brief visit to Vancouver before leaving last week, he steadily finished his in-progress mural on the CAG windows and gave a lecture at ECUAD on September 12. Vibrantes, the newly finished artwork, will be on view until January 15, 2012.

Video production by Adrian Buitenhuis.

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Nigel Prince on Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer

Nigel Prince, Executive Director at Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is featured on Shaw TV’s Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer and discusses his new role with the CAG and its 40th Anniversary Season.

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Preview, Opening, Birthday, Family Day, Oh my!

We’ve had a very eventful week here at the CAG. In Celebration of our 40th anniversary and the opening of our Current Exhibition we’ve held not one, not two, not three, but four fun events! It’s been pretty great (albiet a tad exhausting for some of our dedicated staff).

On Wednesday September 7th we held a donors preview and screen printing workshop. We were lucky enough to have thirteen of Corita Kent’s original screens to combine in any way guests pleased. Everyone was provided with preprinted cloth aprons to protect their fancy wares and Meggan Winsley from Malaspina Printmakers was on hand to help guests pull the  screens. Best of all, everyone who participated got to walk away with their very own Corita Kent inspired print.

Present as well were members of the University of British Columbia Opera. In ode to Corita’s influencial friends (Charles and Ray Eames, Buckminster Fuller, and John Cage to be counted among them), Heather Malloy and Rebecca Paulding performed two of John Cage’s lesser known songs (and by that I mean lesser known than the famous Four minutes, thirty three seconds), Number Sixteen from Song Books and Aria.

From left to right: Heather Malloy, Rebecca Paulding and David Metzer

The following night welcomed a crowd for the official opening of our current Corita Kent, Thomas Bewick, and Federico Herrero exhibition. What began as a typical art opening (what does that really mean, anyways?) quickly turned into a full blown party.

Lost in thought with Corita Kent's serigraph's

Closely inspecting Thomas Bewick's detailed Woodblock prints

Just another night at the opera

Members of the UBC Opera performed for a second time, and as the lights dimed everyone loosened their shirt collars to dance to the musical stylings of DJ David Wisdom. The loading bay was tranformed into party central with cupcakes provided by Coco cupcakes, goody bags, a Corita Kent inspired stamp station, personalized crepe paper ‘hats’ for the especially festive guests, and a slideshow showing exhibition documentation from our last 40 years in operation.

Funny hat party!

Ross Hill and Helga Pakasaar

Fabiola Carranza and Federico Herrero

Keeping it real in the glow of Federico Herrrero's window Installation

The week’s events wrapped up on Saturday with Family Day. We were pleased to welcome children, big and small, to come and see the new exhibition, print t-shirts, and hold a Happening/Parade. With newly minted Corita Kent inspired shirts and banners, guests and musicians took to the streets on one of the warmest days of the summer to celebrate art and life.

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