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Announcing: The Fieldhouse Studio Residency Program partnership

In partnership with the City of Vancouver Fieldhouse Studio Residency Program, the Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present Canadian artist Raymond Boisjoly as our inaugural resident artist.

For six months he will occupy the Burrard Marina Field House, using it as a studio and a place for community engagement, coinciding with the launch of As It Comes, two new interrelated public works. The title appears at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station as a discrete piece, humorously foreboding, and more comic than terrifying, presented in brightly coloured vinyl like a credit from a B-list horror film. Linked to the text in the gallery windows, Boisjoly removes all suggestions of the past, not to deny what has become history, but with the intent to restore belief systems that are still intact.

Raymond Boisjoly
As It Comes
February 8 to April 7, 2013
Window Spaces and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line and Fieldhouse Studio Residency Program.

Opening reception: Thursday February 7, 7–10 pm
Please join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions and to launch this new initiative.

The inaugural residency with Raymond Boisjoly is generously supported by the City of Vancouver through its Fieldhouse Studio Residency Program and by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology.

As It Comes at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line is presented in partnership with the Canada Line Public Art Program — Intransit BC.


Please take a look at the Fieldhouse  Residency blog links:

Elm Park Fieldhouse

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Falaise Park Fieldhouse

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Hadden Park Fieldhouse (Temporarily at Clinton Park)

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Memorial South Park Fieldhouse

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Strathcona Park Fieldhouse (Temporarily at Pandora Park)

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Slocan Park Field House

Maclean Park Fieldhouse

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Moberly Park Fieldhouse

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Burrard Marina Fieldhouse

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Matthew Monahan opens tonight at the CAG

Matthew Monahan is interviewed for Life on Mars the Carnegie International in 2008. Matthew Monahan’s first Canadian solo exhibition opens at the Contemporary Art Gallery on Thursday April 26 and continues until July 1, 2012.

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Next on at the CAG: Josephine Meckseper

Beginning May 25 through September 2 2012, Josephine Meckseper will create eight new works for the window vitrines on the CAG’s exterior. Currently based in New York, this will be Meckseper’s first exhibition in Canada. Utilizing these spaces as a site that mimics a commercial display, her work invites a critique of the aesthetic  and political connotations of the objects presented within. The juxtapositions of materials and objects in her installations compose a kind of narrative that challenge the world of advertising and consumer culture.

Below is an interview with Josephine Meckseper and Flavin Judd from Bomb Magazine speaking about her work and practice.

Karina Irvine – Curatorial Intern

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Upcoming exhibition: Matthew Monahan

The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Matthew Monahan. On view from April 27 until June 30 2012, this will be the first solo exhibition of Monahan’s work in Canada. With the human figure as his subject, Monahan manipulates and distorts this classic motif into fragmented forms that recall ancient artifacts. Using a combination of materials reflective of contemporary culture, his work challenges the relationship between drawing and sculpture, while also bringing into question conventions of museum display.

Check out this interview with Matthew Monahan and FlashArt magazine.

Karina Irvine – Curatorial Intern

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Corin Sworn selected for the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards

We are pleased to announce that Corin Sworn, whose work will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Endless Renovation, is one of the recipients of the Jerwood/Film and Video Umbrella Awards. This award is presented in partner with Jerwood Visual Art (JVA) and Film and Video Umbrella Awards. It provides a £4,000 bursary for the artists to develop pre-production proposals for significant new works, that will be showcased in the exhibition  Tomorrow Never Knows to be held at the The Jerwood Space, London from March 14 to April 22, 2012.

Here’s what the award’s website has to say about their exhibition:

“Tomorrow Never Knows, will consider the artists’ own individual ‘projects for the future’ against the larger theme of ‘futures past’, offering reminders of the fleeting nature or the untapped potential of earlier manifestations of the future, whilst also reflecting on the uncertainties of futurology.”

During the exhibition, Corin Sworn will once again be under review, this time for the opportunity to recieve one of two £20,000 commissions to develop her proposal into a finished work to appear at The Jerwood Space in 2013.

Congratulations to Corin and the other award recipients Ed Atkins, Emma Hart, and Naheed Raza!

Meredith Carr, CAG Curatorial Intern

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