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Past Exhibitions

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  • Vanessa Brown

    That Other Hunger

    September 10, 2022 - November 6, 2022

    The idea of the hole is a potent point of access for Vanessa Brown’s solo exhibition That Other Hunger, which features a series of video works, textiles, sculptures, and commissioned sound works by collaborator Michelle Helene Mackenzie. Brown mines the depths of this surprisingly rich subject matter in her eclectic research that includes the Pantheon’s oculus, geographical craters, caves, …

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  • Erdem Taşdelen

    A Minaret for the General’s Wife

    April 22, 2022 - July 31, 2022

    Co-curated by Julia Paoli, Director & Curator, Mercer Union and Toleen Touq, Artistic Director, South Asian Visual Arts Centre.

    A Minaret for the General’s Wife was commissioned and organized by Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art and SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto. The exhibition is made possible with Leading Support from RBC Insurance and from SAHA …

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  • Dona Nabata

    Outside of History

    April 19, 2022 - June 14, 2022

    By enlarging and painting on archival photographs, Nabata brings the past into the present in this series that illustrates the transience of life. With these paintings, the artist would like to add to the collective memory of the Japanese Canadian experience.

    About City Hall Galleria

    As part of the Richmond Art Gallery’s outreach to the community, the Gallery displays artworks …

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  • Mizzonk | Wan-Yi Lin & Roger Chen
    Jane Wong

    NOURISH

    January 22, 2022 - April 3, 2022

    Nourishment – its scope and significance ­– lies at the heart of the works of artist duo, Mizzonk (Wan-Yi Lin and Roger Chen), and Jane Wong. How we are nourished, often characterized in terms of deprivation or abundance, can rouse memories of deep emotional intensity. Wong, a Seattle-based poet and artist, draws upon her experience of growing up in a …

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  • ArtRich 2021

    December 3, 2021 - December 31, 2021

    Richmond Art Gallery is delighted once again to partner with the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC) for the fourth bi-annual, juried exhibition. The exhibition celebrates local talent by providing an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities.

    Gallery viewers will be able to participate in the People’s Choice Awards. Results will be announced in Richmond News early …

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  • A Practice in Gestures

    Farheen HaQ
    Deborah Koenker
    Bev Koski
    Mitra Mahmoodi
    Bettina Matzkuhn
    Barbara Zeigler

    September 10, 2021 - November 14, 2021

    Curated by Nan Capogna

    A Practice in Gestures draws together works by six artists living and working in BC ¬– Farheen HaQ, Deborah Koenker, Bev Koski, Mitra Mahmoodi, Bettina Matzkuhn, and Barbara Zeigler. The exhibition includes textile works – beading and embroidery – video, ceramic, and mixed media.  The divergent works share a vocabulary of simple gestures rooted in domestic …

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  • Imperfect Offerings

    Jesse Birch
    Naoko Fukumaru
    Glenn Lewis

    June 26, 2021 - August 22, 2021

    Imperfect Offerings features new commissions and past works by three BC artists with a ceramics practice: Jesse Birch, Naoko Fukumaru, Glenn Lewis. The works presented embody both function and beauty. Selected pieces recall the artists’ hands that made them, foregrounding the tactility of creating, rebuilding, and healing. The exhibition’s core themes resonate with our collective journey through the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting …

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  • RAG@Home
  • UNION

    April 24, 2021 - June 5, 2021

    Nancy Lee 李南屏
    Kiran Bhumber ਕਿਰਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਭੰਬਰ

    How to Visit

    You can pre-book a visit through eventbrite. Walk-ins are also welcome and pre-booking is not required. Currently, the gallery holds a maximum capacity of 12 people due to COVID restrictions.

    For more information about this exhibition, please visit the artists’ website.

    About the Exhibition

    Featuring a new body …

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  • Off-Site
  • Chun Hua Catherine Dong

    The Misfits

    April 6, 2021 - March 31, 2022

    Co-presented by Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Public Art, and Capture Photography Festival in partnership with Canada Line Public Art Program – InTransit BC

    Utilizing digital techniques and photography, Chun Hua Catherine Dong’s work illustrates the rich symbolic value of Chinese textiles to explore issues of gender and culture. The phoenix and dragon are interconnected symbols in Chinese culture and are …

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  • Brendan Fernandes

    The Left Space

    April 2, 2021 - March 31, 2022

    Co-presented by Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Public Art, and Capture Photography Festival in partnership with Canada Line Public Art Program – InTransit BC

    Brendan Fernandes uses historically significant patterns to tell stories of power and resistance. Evoking a sense of urgency and emergency, “dazzle” patterns, which were painted on warships to confuse the enemy, are coupled with purple and magenta …

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  • Brendan Fernandes

    Inaction

    February 12, 2021 - April 3, 2021

    Presented in partnership with Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University

    Artist’s website | Monique Meloche Gallery

    Inaction addresses the potential for change through collective action. The installation comprises two main components: a newly commissioned series of nine sculptural works and the two channel video projection Free Fall: for Camera.

    Working in collaboration with the architecture and design …

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  • Off-Site
  • Youth Art Intensive Exhibition

    February 3, 2021 - May 8, 2021

    In celebration of the Spring Lantern Festival, Richmond Art Gallery has installed students’ works from the 2020 Youth Summer Art Intensive Program for an off-site exhibition inside the Richmond Cultural Centre. These lantern works will be on view during Cultural Centre hours:
    Mondays – Fridays, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

    Participating artists: Byron Huang, …

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  • Fundraiser
  • Pierre Vassura

    Flowers

    November 14, 2020 - May 15, 2021

    Special Exhibition and Fundraiser
    32 works are available for $450.00 each
    Flowers, 2020, enamel on poster board, 25.0 x 37.0 inches (framed)

    How to Buy

    For the first-time senior Richmond artist, Pierre Vassura, is offering a series of original hand-painted works for sale. All proceeds from sales will go towards the production of a future monograph publication of the …

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  • Selected Stories: 1980 – 2020

    October 28, 2020 - January 30, 2021

    Featuring artists: Diyan Achjadi, Gabriele Ailey, Yasuo Araki, Michael Batty, Betty Jean  Drummond, Greg Girard, Pnina Granirer, Brian Grison, Shirley Inouye, Evan  Lee, Wayne Ngan, Toni Onley, Larry Osland, Susan Point , Arthur Renwick, Jack  Shadbolt, Kinichi Shigeno, Arnold Shives, Anna Wong, Alan Wood, Gu Xiong.

    Curated by: Sofia Stalner

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Richmond Art …

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  • Emily Neufeld

    Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby

    August 21, 2020 - October 17, 2020

    Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby is a solo exhibition of photographs and sculptures culminating from Emily Neufeld’s exploration of abandoned farmhouses dotting the Canadian Prairies. Searching through remnants of the selected  sites, she probes for traces of the lives and histories of those who have resided there. Neufeld’s actions underpin her desire to understand the powers and influences shaping a place …

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  • Online
  • RAG@Home
  • God In Reverse: When Wisdom Defies Capture

    June 3, 2020 - September 16, 2020

    We must get the measure/beyond-measure of the prophetic vision of the past and of the imagination of Relation – with its treatment of initial conditions, traces of initial conditions its unpredictability, and with the new fabric we must create, no longer the reflection of the essence but the network of relationships – a relation to the other and relations with

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  • Off-Site
  • Public Art Installation at Minoru Park

    April 29, 2020 - November 29, 2022

    Off-site: September 26 – October 25, 2020

    During the summer of 2020, nine Richmond youth were selected to take part in a 3-week art intensive held online and in local parks. Participants worked with lead artist facilitator Emily Neufeld, guest artists Holly Schmidt and Laara Cerman, and herbalist Lori Snyder on various art projects that explored their natural environment. Participants …

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  • Emily Neufeld

    Schilling’s House

    April 1, 2020 - September 1, 2020

    In partnership with Richmond Public Art, Capture Photography Festival, and InTransit BC

    Growing up on the Canadian Prairies, a descendant of Mennonites, Emily Neufeld’s interest lies in the relationships between the environment and the people who inhabit it. Over the last two years Neufeld has visited and photographed a dozen of these empty houses, where the work takes on …

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  • Off-Site
  • Self portrait with mended flesh

    Manuel Axel Strain

    April 1, 2020 - September 1, 2020

    In partnership with Richmond Public Art, Capture Photography Festival, and InTransit BC

    Self portrait with mended flesh by two-spirit artist Manuel Axel Strain is a diptych depicting the artist’s connection to their Grandmother. The work is born out of the artist’s internalized struggle to accept their own identity. Wrapped in their grandmother’s scarf, the artist’s arms metaphorically carry a spiritual …

    Wade Comer

    Antediluvian

    March 3, 2020 - June 15, 2020

    Artist’s Statement
    For the past few years, I have been exploring the outer reaches of Richmond. Investigating its past—the time before the flood of development, the flood of people, and it seems, inevitably, the rising tides that may flood out the very areas at the outer edges of Richmond. As a child I would drive around Richmond with my parents, …

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  • Labour’s trace

    Karin Jones
    Amy Malbeuf

    February 15, 2020 - August 8, 2020

    Karin Jones and Amy Malbeuf bring to prominence cultural identities and histories through the objects they make by leveraging materials and concepts within a contemporary context. Jones, an artist of African descent living in Vancouver, and Malbeuf, a Métis artist based in Nova Scotia, work with traditional and contemporary materials and techniques that encourage discussions regarding labour, identity, cultural knowledge, …

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  • ArtRich 2019

    December 7, 2019 - December 31, 2019

    Richmond Art Gallery is delighted to once again partner with the Richmond Arts Coalition for ArtRich 2019, our third bi-annual, juried exhibition. The exhibition will take place Saturday, December 7 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

    The exhibition provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together.

    ArtRich 2019 looks to celebrate artists …

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  • Jon Sasaki

    We First Need a Boat for the Rising Tide to Lift Us

    September 29, 2019 - November 17, 2019

    Waist deep in water and equipped with only rudimentary material and tools, Sasaki attempts to build a functioning boat that would allow him to extricate himself and paddle to shore. As boat building in the water presents far more challenges that boat building on dry land there is always a strong possibility the performance will end in failure.

    Channeling an …

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  • Cindy Mochizuki

    Cave to Dream

    September 29, 2019 - November 17, 2019

    Vancouver artist, Cindy Mochizuki, considers the passage of time, life and death and the power of dreams in a new body of work, Cave to Dream. Presented as a live performance and a multi-medium installation with hand drawn animation, sound and live action video, Mochizuki skilfully combines the two forms to create a theatrical setting for four fictional stories …

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  • Rita McKeough

    dig as deep as the darkness

    July 20, 2019 - September 15, 2019

    A plant is talking to itself, to its own branches, pulsing, and clicking. Ferns stand on guard. Roots stir and move to alert the others. Blueberries to cranberries to bears: clicking, buzzing, vibrating chatter. Excavators dig and bore thousands and thousands of holes into the ground. Tensions build, plants and animals adapt to defend themselves. Conflict is at hand.

    Dig

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  • Karen Tam

    With wings like clouds hung from the sky

    May 4, 2019 - June 30, 2019

    This spring, Richmond Art Gallery presents With wings like clouds hung from the sky, an installation by Montreal-based artist Karen Tam. Since 2014, Tam has researched artist Lee Nam: a Chinese immigrant to British Columbia in the early 20th century, and a friend and colleague of Canadian painter Emily Carr. At Richmond, Tam evokes the life of this artist and …

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  • Adad Hannah
    Tom Hsu
    Diamond Point

    Richmond Art Gallery on the Canada Line 2019

    April 1, 2019 - September 1, 2019

    Richmond Art Gallery presents three public installations along the Canada Line, in partnership with Richmond Public Art Program, Canada Line and Capture Photography Festival.

    Artists Adad Hannah, Tom Hsu and Diamond Point have each produced site-specific installations, on display through to September 1.

    Waterfront Canada Line Station, Vancouver: Tom Hsu: An urge to propose forbidden thoughts and playing

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  • Adad Hannah

    The Decameron Retold

    February 10, 2019 - April 20, 2019

    Adad Hannah’s The Decameron Retold is a newly commissioned work by the Richmond Art Gallery. It is based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century work, The Decameron, a collection of novellas comprised of one hundred tales told by ten young women and men sequestered in a villa outside of Florence to escape the Black Plague.

    For the exhibition Hannah has …

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  • Pierre Vassura

    New Work 1983 – 2018

    December 1, 2018 - January 20, 2019

    The Richmond Art Gallery is proud to present the first solo exhibition by Richmond artist Pierre Vassura. Over forty years in the making, the exhibition will showcase a range of sculptures, paintings and drawings, highlighting a strong graphic style and vibrant use of colour. Many of Vassura’s paintings are in series, like classic grand narratives, and the sculptures shown will …

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  • Wen-Li Chen

    To My Unborn Child

    September 14, 2018 - November 10, 2018

    Talk and Tour with Curator Tyler Russell: September 13, 6:00 – 7:00 pm Opening reception: September 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

    To My Unborn Child is a new installation including various modes of image making by Taiwanese artist Wen-Li Chen, an artist contending with her inheritance of Kavalan and Sakilaya Indigenous cultures from her paternal side and her maternal Han …

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  • Xiaojing Yan

    In Suspended Silence

    September 14, 2018 - November 10, 2018

    Artist Talk and Tour: September 13, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
    Opening reception: September 13, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

    In this meditative installation, Ontario artist, Xiaojing Yan, navigates natural and cultural realms deeply grounded in Chinese philosophies, myths and folklore. Combining two bodies of work that derive from classical Chinese ink wash painting and portrait sculpture, Yan’s poetic explorations delve into …

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  • Farooq M. Rai

    Peace & Harmony

    August 31, 2018 - September 4, 2018

    Richmond Cultural Centre Upper Rotunda
    Presented by Richmond Art Gallery and Richmond World Festival

    Reception: Saturday September 1, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Farooq Rai, Richmond-based Canadian of Pakistani origin artist considers the inspirational message of Allama Iqbal (poet and philosopher b. 1877) as a means to preserve a unique cultural identity and heritage within British Columbia. The exhibition presents …

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  • Germaine Koh

    Home Made Home

    June 17, 2018 - August 26, 2018

    Home Made Home: LuluLiving will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 – 4:00 pm, or by appointment

    Vancouver artist Germaine Koh contributes to the current housing discourse through her exploration of small-scale dwellings and “social sculptures” in her solo exhibition Home Made Home. An advocate of creative space design, accessibility, sustainability, and self-sufficiency, Koh’s compact …

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  • Karilynn Ming Ho

    For The Left Hand Alone

    April 6, 2018 - May 27, 2018

    Vancouver-based artist Karilynn Ming Ho uses the metaphor of phantom limb syndrome to explore themes of fragmented realities in a time when bombardment by digital information leaves many people feeling physically and mentally disconnected and disenchanted with reality. Set to the musical commissions of Paul Wittgenstein (a one-handed pianist), For the Left Hand Alone frames phantom pain as an unrequited …

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  • Ho Tam

    Cover to Cover

    April 6, 2018 - May 27, 2018

    Acclaimed Canadian artist Ho Tam interrogates the mediated construction of public persona, revealing diverse facets of the self through a selection of photo, video, artist books and magazines spanning his career.  The exhibition deconstructs his recent book works displaying selected pages and images on the gallery walls connecting with earlier works. Installed organically the work exists as a free flowing …

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  • Richmond Art Gallery on the Canada Line 2018

    April 1, 2018 - September 1, 2018

    Richmond Art Gallery presents five public installations along the Canada Line, in partnership with Richmond Public Art Program, Canada Line and Capture Photography Festival.

    In the context of No. 3 Road, a transit and commercial hub, artists Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Ho Tam, Karilynn Ming Ho and David Semeniuk have each produced site-specific installations, on display through to September 1.…

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  • What Are Our Supports?

    February 27, 2018 - June 30, 2018

    Offsite Installation 

    February – June, 2018
    Cathedral Square Park, Vancouver
    (Dunsmuir and Richards Streets)

    Curated by Joni Low

    What Are Our Supports? is a series of artists’ projects in public space exploring the supports that bear, create and sustain contexts for artistic production, communities, and collective space. Situated within Home Made Home: Boothy, a mobile structure by Germaine Koh, …

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  • Aimée Henny Brown
    Saskia Jetten
    Ross Kelly
    Colin Lyons
    Kathleen Ritter:

    Transference

    January 13, 2018 - March 18, 2018

    Transference incorporates the works of five artists – Aimée Henny Brown, Saskia Jetten, Ross Kelly, Colin Lyons and Kathleen Ritter. The exhibition investigates the aesthetic and formal criteria specific to contemporary print media, while highlighting challenges and opportunities digital technology presents to the function and process of the medium and its contribution to the conceptual construction of artworks. Underlying the …

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  • ArtRich 2017

    December 2, 2017 - December 31, 2017

    The Gallery will host a juried exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2017 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland. The exhibition provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together and celebrate local talent.

    Exhibition organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition.

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  • Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho, Anchi Lin

    Eternal Return

    September 10, 2017 - November 19, 2017

    In partnership with the Richmond Museum, the Richmond Art Gallery presents Eternal Return, an ambitious exhibition guest curated by Sunshine Frère presenting new works by five Vancouver-based artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin. Each artist has selected artefacts from the Museum’s Migration Collection and developed works in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical …

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  • Beyond the Horizon

    July 8, 2017 - August 20, 2017

    Beyond the Horizon is a unique exhibition showcasing selected landscapes from the Richmond Art Gallery’s Collection and a series of new works developed in response by students from the Richmond Art Gallery’s Youth Mentorship Program.

    Works from the collection, including those by Irene Hoffar Reid, William P. Weston, Alan Wood, Toni Onley, Susan Gransby, Leslie Poole and Susan Point, demonstrate …

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  • Michael Bednar

    The Fraser, Living River

    April 9, 2017 - June 25, 2017

    Artist Talk:  April 7,  7:00 pm at the Art About Finn Slough exhibition in the Performance Hall located in the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate.

    Michael Bednar’s photographic work, The Fraser, Living River explores the historical and ecological significance of British Columbia’s longest river. Commencing its documentation of the headwaters at the Continental Divide to its terminus at the …

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  • Mark Haney
    Seth:

    Omnis Temporalis

    April 9, 2017 - June 25, 2017

    Artists’ Talk: Mark Haney and Seth
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Opening Night Performance:
    Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    2022 Update: Omnis Temporalis Digital Album and Deluxe LP released
    Listen to the performance that took place during the exhibition. Available at Drawn & Quarterly or  Mark Haney’s Bandcamp Page


    Omnis Temporalis is …

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  • Meryl McMaster

    Confluence

    January 14, 2017 - March 19, 2017

    Produced by Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

    Artist Talk:
    Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Meryl McMaster’s colour photographs explore the fluid domain of identity, and the possibilities of examining and revisioning the self and its representation. Placing her body centrally in front of the camera, she transforms her appearance, whether by layering photographic images onto her …

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  • Diyan Achjadi
    Shawn Hunt

    Cultural Conflation

    October 15, 2016 - December 31, 2016

    Vancouver artists Diyan Achjadi and Shawn Hunt explore art forms that have been appropriated from other cultures, often resulting in a conflation of sources. Achjadi examines colonial histories and migration through her prints and drawings derived from a multitude of references that include 18th- and 19th-century porcelain paintings, textile designs, medieval bestiaries, chinoiserie motifs, Javanese batik patterns, and fragments of …

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  • Rick Leong:

    The Transformation of Things

    July 16, 2016 - October 2, 2016

    Victoria-based artist, Rick Leong, explores and synthesizes traditional imagery and symbols found in classical Chinese painting with his experience of the Canadian landscape. Leong, Canadian-born, third generation Chinese, blends his distinctive style with traditional Chinese painting techniques to create works depicting natural and mythical worlds of forests, mountains, night skies, animals and insects. Drawing from research and observations as well …

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  • Lyse Lemieux:

    A GIRL’S GOTTA DO WHAT A GIRL’S GOTTA DO

    April 23, 2016 - July 3, 2016

    For over two decades the work of Vancouver artist Lyse Lemieux has balanced between representation and abstraction while still maintaining a relationship to the human figure. Body references often emerge through her use of fabric such as cloth swatches that combine in her drawings with ink. The pleated school uniform or “tunic” has been a significant motif appearing in her …

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  • Peter Aspell:

    The Mad Alchemist

    January 23, 2016 - April 3, 2016

    The Richmond Art Gallery and the West Vancouver Museum are collaborating on two concurrent exhibitions celebrating the artwork of painter Peter Aspell (1918-2004), who was among a core group of influential artists to gain early recognition in post-war Vancouver. Unlike many of his contemporaries who were involved in nature based abstraction, Aspell chose figuration as a principal subject.

    A virtuoso …

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  • jasna guy:

    not by chance alone

    September 12, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    jasna guy is a visual artist who works primarily with drawing, often incorporating photography, text, and collage as intrinsic parts of image-making process. Alarmed by collapsing bee colonies and the subsequent impact on a broad variety of ecosystems, jasna guy’s recent body of work, not by chance alone, explores the subjects of bee ecology and history. Tens of thousands …

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  • Cameron Cartiere and the chART collective:

    For All Is For Yourself

    September 12, 2015 - January 3, 2016

    Public Art Facilitator Cameron Cartiere’s and the chART Collective: For All Is For Yourself explore increasing sustainable habitats for bees that counter recent decreasing bee numbers largely due to disease, parasites, pesticide use and loss of habitat. Cartiere’s social practice includes her working with various Richmond communities to produce handmade seed paper (from recycled office paper) that is then laser …

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  • ArtRich 2015

    July 18, 2015 - August 15, 2015

    ArtRich 2015: Exhibition to Showcase Local Artists The Gallery will host a juried exhibition this summer organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). ArtRich 2015 will feature artworks by local and regional visual artists from the Lower Mainland. The exhibition provides an opportunity for emerging and established artists from Richmond and nearby communities to exhibit together, while celebrating and …

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  • Greg Girard:

    Richmond / Kowloon

    April 18, 2015 - June 28, 2015

    Vancouver-based Greg Girard spent three decades working and living in Asia examining the social and physical transformations of some of its largest cities through his photographic work. Richmond/Kowloon includes photographs documenting Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong as well as a new body of photographic images of Richmond, BC and its residents.

    Curator: Nan Capogna

    Greg Girard Benefit Print Edition

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  • Close Listening

    Eli Bornowsky
    Jeremy Hof
    Monique Mouton
    Jinny Yu

    January 31, 2015 - March 29, 2015

    Close Listening brings together the works of four painters who are reconsidering the possibilities of abstraction through inventive approaches to paint. Collectively, they explore painting by means of non-traditional techniques, including assemblage, sculpture, video and installation, while challenging the definition of the act of painting. The exhibition was organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art Gallery and curated by OAG’s …

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  • Rick Adkins, Dempsey Bob, Joe David, Morgan Green, Xwalacktun (Rick Harry), Cody Lecoy, Latham Mack, Ariane Medley, Isabel Rorick, Tamara Skubovius, Marika Swan, Grace Williams, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

    Interweavings

    November 16, 2014 - January 11, 2015

    The exhibition highlights the significance of mentoring relationships in First Nations culture, while foregrounding a grow­ing and strengthening generation of emerging First Nations art­ists whose works are continuing and challenging traditions. In ad­dition to the knowledge and skills the younger artists gain from their mentors and communities, they are also influenced by other modes of education, decolonization and globalization. Organized …

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  • Group Show

    City as Site: Public Art in Richmond

    September 6, 2014 - October 26, 2014

    City as Site: Public Art in Richmond is the first exhibition to highlight the City of Richmond’s Public Art Program, initiated in 1997 “to create a public art collection of the highest quality through a fair and open selection process advised by independent arms-length panels of art and design professionals and community input.”  Curated by Richmond Art Gallery Director Rachel …

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  • Lucie Chan
    Marigold Santos

    Attachments

    June 27, 2014 - August 17, 2014

    Storytelling through drawing is fundamental to the works in this exhibition by Lucie Chan and Marigold Santos. Creating surreal worlds of elaborate detail, their drawings and paintings explore notions of identity and place, cultural attachment and loss through the seemingly ordinary and fleeting to the supernatural. Lucie Chan is a Guyanese-Canadian artist based in Vancouver. Marigold Santos is an artist …

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  • Evan Lee

    Elders and Roots

    April 26, 2014 - June 15, 2014

    Vancouver artist Evan Lee’s scanned images of ginseng roots and drawings of elderly Chinese women, and the cultural affinities between them, are the subject of this exhibition organized by guest curator Bill Jeffries.

    The exhibition consists of three bodies of work;  thirty-six photographs of ginseng roots, the video work  Manual Labour  from 2006, and thirty-six pencil drawings of elderly …

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  • Keith Langergraber

    Theatre of the Exploding Sun

    February 8, 2014 - April 6, 2014

    Theatre of the Exploding Sun is a multi-faceted project by Vancouver-based artist, Keith Langergraber, produced by the Kelowna Art Gallery in partnership with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge.

    It focuses on a three-part film, Time Traveller Trilogy, completed in 2013, and also includes seven sculptures and two suites of drawings.  The work is situated in Sci Fi …

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    Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap

    November 17, 2013 - January 12, 2014

    The Richmond Art Gallery hosted an International Mail Art Exhibition & Swap from November 17, 2013 – January 12, 2014.  The exhibition was an “open call,” inviting artists from around the world to send in up to three artworks in any medium measuring 4” x 6” (10 x 15cm), responding to the theme of “memory.”  This broad theme was …

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  • Margaret Dragu

    VERB WOMAN: the wall is in my head/ a dance of forgetting

    November 17, 2013 - January 12, 2014

    Governor-General Award Winner Margaret Dragu presents her first Gallery-based solo exhibition. VERB WOMAN: the wall is in my head/ a dance of forgetting includes a new video work as well as performance videos and interactive props. Exploring conflict and forgetting within public and private contexts, Dragu’s lens focuses on footage from Berlin and Belfast as well as documentation from her …

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  • Esra Ersen

    Landed

    November 1, 2013 - August 18, 2013

    The exhibition, Landed will feature two video-based installations: I am Turkish, I am Honest, I am Diligent… (2002) and Passengers (2009).  Her exploration of social behavior and underlying determinants has been the focus of her photographic, video and installation work for over a decade.  This will be Esra Ersen’s first solo exhibition in Canada.

    I am Turkish, I am Honest,

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  • Michelle Gay, Lee Henderson, Doug Jarvis, Steve Lyons, Peter Morin

    Fictive Realities

    September 7, 2013 - November 3, 2013

    Fictive Realities presents new work by five artists (Michelle Gay, Doug Jarvis, Peter Morin, Steve Lyons, Lee Henderson) working in such technologies as interactive digital projection, artware (artist made software), video mediated sculptural installation, as well as good old fashioned storytelling, in an exhibition that literally and figuratively projects alternate visions of our reality while drawing attention to the fictions …

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  • Jen Aitken, Lou Lynn, Brendan Lee Satish Tang, Julie York

    Materially Speaking

    April 14, 2013 - June 9, 2013

    Materiality and craft methodologies feature prominently in the object-based works of the four artists comprising Materially speaking. Ranging from emerging to senior practitioners, the artists employ traditional and non-traditional craft methodologies while working in clay, paper, textiles (including non-woven vinyl), bronze and glass. Their works foreground questions of labour, craft, skill and value while demonstrating how objects embody meaning …

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  • UWHAH (Until We Have A Helicopter), Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Mike Andrew McLean, Haruko Okano, Ruth Scheuing

    Andante (a walking pace)

    February 3, 2013 - March 24, 2013

    Integral and common to the artworks in this group exhibition is the seemingly ordinary activity of walking. The title, Andante, draws from this tempo marking to mean – “at a walking pace” – a moderately slow pace that enables us to be attentive to our surroundings, literally and imaginatively. The works comprising Andante (a walking pace) are conceived as …

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  • Various Artists, Penny Leong Browne, Lucie Chan, Willa Downing, Christy Frisken, Jason Froese, Mark Haney, Nathan McNinch, My Name Is Scot, Janet Wang, Ming Yeung

    Temporary Assignment

    November 19, 2012 - November 30, 2012

    This short exhibition is the result of a call out to artists in BC to submit proposals for temporary works that involve working on/with or against the gallery walls. The Richmond Art Gallery is tearing down the walls after twenty years of repainting every six to eight weeks. All artworks are to be removed with the dry wall during renovations. …

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  • Karl Beveridge
    Carole Condé

    Open Conversations: The Art Practice of Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge

    September 15, 2012 - November 10, 2012

    Open Conversations explores the collaborative art practice of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge. For over three decades, Condé and Beveridge have defined their photo-based art practice around the facilitation of dialogue among diverse communities and networks, exploring the concept of dialogue as a form of socially engaged art practice. This exhibition is guest-curated by Scott Marsden and includes a new …

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  • Sophie Jodoin

    close your eyes

    June 29, 2012 - August 26, 2012

    close your eyes covers a span of four years and consists of three body of works by Montreal artist Sophie Jodoin: Small Dramas & Little NothingsCharred and Vigils. Materially, it includes black and white drawings, collages, video, a sculptural piece and tables with artifacts.

    Jodoin’s work has the capacity to draw the viewer in to its intimate …

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  • Hua Jin

    My Big Family

    April 20, 2012 - June 10, 2012

    Emerging artist Hua Jin explores issued relating to China’s one-child-per-family policy and economics. Employing photography and video, Jin documents and reflects on her personal experience as the first generation of ‘only’ child families and explores how this policy affects families, communities and the country.

    An accompanying community project component invites all families in Richmond to bring in a framed family …

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  • Stuart McCall
    Neil Wedman

    Fantasy Gardens

    January 27, 2012 - April 1, 2012

    This exhibition by Stuart McCall and Neil Wedman is comprised of two separate bodies of work—drawings and photographs. The artworks were made years apart but are linked by an indelible local history in the subject of Bill Vander Zalm’s Fantasy Garden World. Wedman attended the proceedings of the Vander Zalm trial in 1991 and made numerous pencil portraits of the …

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  • Richard Ibghy
    Marilou Lemmens

    The lights constellating one’s internal sky

    November 18, 2011 - January 15, 2012

    In this collaborative multi-media project,Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens examine linguistic and pictorial representations commonly associated with economic discourse and question what is at stake in the very forms and methods used to think through and communicate socio-economic policies. In light of the current state of global economics. The lights constellating one’s internal sky, will provoke further dialogue.…

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    International Mail Art Exhibition & Swap

    November 18, 2011 - January 15, 2012

    Artists from all over the world have contributed their work for the Richmond Art Gallery’s International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap. This exhibition is intended to be a cultural exchange, where artists exhibit their works and receive new works as part of a swap. This shared enterprise is free from the rules of the art market, and yet we …

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  • Landon Mackenzie

    Crossing Over, Why Cloud the Whites

    September 10, 2011 - October 30, 2011

    The exhibition brings together several large format canvases by Landon Mackenzie from two recent series called Neurocity and The Structures. Mackenzie’s paintings over the past decade involve her interests in the intersecting territories of cities, maps, waterways and dark space as nervous systems and the ongoing possibilities of using conventions of both landscape and abstraction to achieve her goals. …

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  • Frances Dorsey, Jérôme Havre, Ed Pien, Michèle Provost

    Fibred Optics

    June 24, 2011 - August 28, 2011

    Frances Dorsey, Jérôme Havre, Ed Pien and Michèle Provost incorporate natural and synthetic fibres, old and new technologies, as well as ideas and methods from the world of craft and contemporary art. Each artist uses fibre to produce and transmit individual and collective narratives that are at once coherent and fragmented, visible and invisible. Frances Dorsey’s large-scale, landscape-like works weave …

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  • Brenda Joy Lem

    Homage to the Heart

    April 1, 2011 - June 12, 2011

    Brenda Joy Lem’s  exhibition addresses themes of memory, oral history, spirituality, and “the enduring heart,” as the artist explores her family history and the threads that connect generations.  Lem recounts fragments from the history of her family’s immigration from China and the hand-laundry business they operated in the 1930s, layered over family and archival images.  As with all early Chinese …

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  • AES+F, Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Vladimir Fridkes, Evgeny Svyatsky

    Last Riot

    February 3, 2011 - April 3, 2011

    In collaboration with the Vancouver Biennale, the Richmond Art Gallery will present a video installation by the Russian artist collective, AES+F, Last Riot and a series of video stills.  Last Riot, the most celebrated presentation athe 2007 Venice Biennale, is a three-channel video work based on the aesthetic of computer gaming, where violence is stylized and …

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  • hannah_g, Julie Gendron & Emma Hendrix, Tetsushi Higashino, Gordon Lebredt, Arjuna Neuman, Chikako Maria Mori & Boris Nieslony, Anne-Marie Proulx

    More Often than Always/Less Often than Never

    November 26, 2010 - January 23, 2011

    Commencing from Alfred Jarry’s invention of “pataphysics” (the science of imaginary solutions), Victoria-based Curatorial Collective, Noxious Sector (Doug Jarvis and Ted Hiebert), will undertake More Often Than Always / Less Often Than Never. Artists from around the world will propose imaginary solutions to real questions, according to their own notions of imagination and reality. A century after Jarry, both …

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  • Group Show

    5th Annual Exhibition of Artist Trading Cards

    November 26, 2010 - January 22, 2011

    Deadline for ATC Submission: November 1, 2010
    Closing Celebration and Trading Session: Saturday, January 22, 2011

    The Richmond Art Gallery’s 5th Annual Artist Trading Card Exhibition was a display of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) from over 400 local, national, and international participants.

    Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of original art measuring 2.5″ x 3.5″ (6.35 x 8.89 cm) that …

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  • Gu Xiong

    Waterscapes

    September 17, 2010 - November 14, 2010

    Since the mid-19th century the Fraser and Yangtze rivers have connected migrants from around the world as China and Canada both became enmeshed in an emerging global economy. Starting with the migration of Chinese labourers to the Fraser River for the gold rush of 1858 and the late 19th century migration of Canadian missionaries to the Yangtze River region, these …

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  • Jennifer Angus
    Mary Anne Barkhouse
    Robin Ripley

    Strange Nature

    June 25, 2010 - September 5, 2010

    Humans are natural creatures, yet we set ourselves apart from nature through the cultural systems and objects we’ve created. The artists inStrange Nature work with natural materials to explore the ways we think about, interact with, and alter nature. Jennifer Angus wants us to think about the essential role played by insects in world ecology, presenting her elaborate dollhouse …

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  • Shilpa Gupta, Reena Kallat, TV Santhosh, Sudarshan Shetty, Thukral & Tagra, Hema Upadhyay

    In Transition: New Art from India

    May 1, 2010 - June 13, 2010

    In collaboration with the Vancouver Biennale the Richmond Art Gallery will present In Transition:  New Art from India.  India is experiencing a period of remarkable growth and transformation and its artists (like contemporary artists everywhere) are responding to these changes.  With an eye on its past and a view to the future, these artists are examining the social, political, …

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  • Arthur Renwick

    Mask

    January 29, 2010 - April 4, 2010

    2010 at the Richmond Art Gallery begins with an exhibition of photographic work by First Nations artist, Arthur Renwick. Originally from Kitimat and now based in Toronto, Renwick’s recent work has been garnering a lot of attention nationally and internationally. Mask is a group of portraits of First Nations artist from various disciplines. Renwick spoke at length with each artist …

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  • Wanda Koop

    Face to Face

    November 20, 2009 - January 10, 2010

    Recognized for her landscapes, Koop’s solo exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery will present a little-known aspect of Koop’s production: portraits and figures spanning nearly 25 years. Beginning with large-scale paintings of Chinese opera characters, the exhibition will include works developed from extensive notes and sketches recorded on Koop’s first trip to China in 1986, and recent works on robotics. …

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  • Group Show

    4th Annual Artist Trading

    September 17, 2009 - October 30, 2009

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  • Elizabeth Russell

    Migration / Immigrant Stories

    September 17, 2009 - November 1, 2009

    Migration/ Immigrant Stories is a research project involving the gathering of stories of new and settled Richmond immigrants. Vancouver Island-based Russell will explore the first encounter and challenges of new Canadian beginnings. The creativity that often comes from having nothing and beginning again will be the focus of her drawings and paintings derived from a selection of narratives based on …

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  • Colleen Brown
    Paul Kajander
    Kara Uzelman

    Black Hole is Also Supernova

    September 17, 2009 - November 1, 2009

    This exhibition features the work of Colleen Brown, Paul Kajander and Kara Uzelman. These artists produce sculpture in a variety of media: video, photography, sculpture, found materials, and text. Their treatment of objects and thematics are loosely oriented around the trajectory that the title implies: a treatment of objects and cultural product that is both vacuum-like and explosive. The shakiness …

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  • Jay Bundy Johnson

    Mary’s Room (Conditions for Qualia)

    July 23, 2009 - July 6, 2009

    Imagine Mary; brought up (from birth) in a black and white room. Throughout her life in this colourless environment, Mary reads many black and white books and learns all the laws of physics. Mary becomes an expert in the functional roles that the brain plays in the process of colour vision. Her knowledge of the physical and functional organization of …

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  • Jesse Birch, Jade Boyd, Heidi Nutley, Project Rainbow, Sydney Vermont

    The Ruby Glass

    July 23, 2009 - September 6, 2009

    Project Rainbow are Jesse Birch, Jade Boyd, Sydney Vermont, and Heidi Nutley, a group of Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artists who collaborate to explore the study of colour through photography, film, video, and movement. Their projects are research based and often derive from literature, dance, film, and art history and have included diverse sources such as Honoré de Balzac, Maya Deren, and …

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  • Diyan Achjadi

    The Further Adventures of Girl

    May 28, 2009 - July 12, 2009

    The Further Adventures of Girl addresses the complexity of negotiating the current socio-political climate through the simplistic visual language of children’s media. Diyan Achjadi’s print series portray a single character, “Girl”, as she navigates perilous dystopic landscapes informed by news events and popular culture images in cartoon-like visual narratives.

    Diyan Achjadi received a BFA from the Cooper Union School …

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  • Barbara Zeigler

    Hidden Sites

    May 28, 2009 - July 12, 2009

    Hidden Sites links two BC sites that are significant yet “hidden” to most British Columbians, Cache Creek and the Broughton Archipelago. Barbara Ziegler’s video installation and photographs link the migration of BC salmon with the journey a garbage truck makes from Vancouver to the Cache Creek Landfill, and then follows the migrations further on to the Broughton Archipelago, an area …

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  • Ingrid Koenig
    Brenna Maag

    Navigating the Uncertainty Principle

    April 2, 2009 - May 17, 2009

    Brenna Maag and Ingrid Koenig investigate scientific theories, naming and classification to view the formal aspects of daily existence and the poetics of nature’s diversity. Maag constructs a large dome or “conservatory” of fabric doilies along with a collection of cyanotype prints documenting different doilies as “specimens” akin to snowflake crystals. Koenig’s drawings and paintings represent everyday objects and activities …

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  • Ingrid Koenig
    Brenna Maag

    Observation of Wonder

    April 2, 2009 - May 17, 2009

    Brenna Maag and Ingrid Koenig investigate scientific theories, naming and classification to view the formal aspects of daily existence and the poetics of nature’s diversity.  Maag constructs a large dome or “conservatory” of fabric doilies along with a collection of cyanotype prints documenting different doilies as “specimens” akin to snowflake crystals.  Koenig’s drawings and paintings represent everyday objects and activities …

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  • Kristi Malakoff
    Heidi Nagtegaal

    Guise

    February 5, 2009 - March 22, 2009

    Each artist creates idiosyncratic delineations between what is visible and what is hidden and considers the possibilities of potential or imagined lives and experiences. The craft-based, tactile aspects of their practices evoke human elements absent from many generically manufactured experiences in contemporary life.

    Nagtegaal knits a rainbow of facial hairpieces, exploring alternate identities. They convey a sense of comfort while …

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  • Seaton
    Susan Stewart

    Change Without Notice

    November 28, 2008 - January 25, 2009

    Film and video technology are often utilized to promote conventional fantasies of sexual, economic and social achievement. Through a set of overlapping video projections, Stewart and Seaton will explore new modes of thought in relation to durational visual media, projecting alternative futures – alternative fantasies – in response to current social and environmental crisis. Given our participation in multiple biosystems …

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    3rd Annual Artist Trading Cards Exhibition

    September 11, 2008 - November 14, 2008

    Closing Celebration & Trading Session:
    Friday 14 November 2008 7:00 – 8:30pm

    The RAG’s 3rd Annual ATC Exhibition is a display of Artist Trading Cards from local, national, and international participants. This year the exhibition included workshops, trading sessions, artist talks, and a closing celebration/trading session. All contributors received a copy of the show poster featuring one of their works.…

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  • Emily Rosamond

    The Patron Saint of Waterskiers and Other Entities

    September 11, 2008 - November 16, 2008

    This exhibition is accompanied by a RAG publication

    This installation takes the form of a garden comprised of four inter-related installations. Each combines aspects of landscape, architecture, installation, video and furniture and is dedicated to a fictional character. These characters are representative of particular ideas connected to “holding together” social space. The “Patron Saint of Waterskiers” section, for instance, explores …

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  • Margaret Dragu
    Pam Hall

    Marginalia: Getting Out of the House

    September 11, 2008 - November 16, 2008

    This coast-to-coast correspondence project between Pam Hall (St. John’s, Nfld) and Margaret Dragu (Richmond, BC) is a collaboration investigating connection, community, sexuality, aging, and domestic life. MARGINALIA is a virtual, physical, and daily engagement with distance and intentional relation. Since February 2004, Hall/Dragu have made and exchanged over 4500 squares/carrés and daily emails occasionally meeting in a gallery to create …

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  • Lois Klassen
    Cindy Mochizuki
    Jaimie Robson

    Archive City: Portraits of Lulu Island

    July 17, 2008 - August 31, 2008

    Richmond Art Gallery is pleased to host a project by Archive City, “a memory collection agency” composed of three Vancouver based artists, Lois Klassen, Cindy Mochizuki and Jaimie Robson. For their project Portraits of Lulu Island, Archive City members have researched and collected various facts and myths about Lulu Island, where the city of Richmond is situated. …

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  • Deborah Koenker

    Missing/Las Desaparecidas

    April 26, 2008 - July 6, 2008

    Missing/Las Desaparecidas is the culmination of three years of work by Deborah Koenker in collaboration with residents of the small town of Tapalpa, Jalisco, Mexico, who participated in creating a long textile piece with their embroidered fingerprints. Together with digital photos of these participants and the names or photos of victims, it is a tribute to the hundreds of missing …

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  • Tomoyo Ihaya

    Water, Rice and Bowl

    April 26, 2008 - July 6, 2008

    Tomoyo Ihaya presents new works that consider global citizenship and the value of human life. Ihaya’s mixed media installation presents an assemblage of drawings, stuffed paper figures and found objects developed through the artist’s travels to India and Mexico and her immersion in those cultures. She examines her relationship to food (particularly rice) and water in her travels as symbols …

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  • Amy Chang

    Donated Organ

    April 26, 2008 - July 6, 2008

    Amy Chang presents new works that consider global citizenship and the value of human life. Chang’s ceramic works directly evoke the international organ market. The gangs or groupings of individual pieces are at once attractive and repulsive, playful and unsettling.

    Amy Chang received a Bachelor of Business degree in Taiwan in 1980. She found a passion for art while working …

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  • Charlene Vickers

    Brown Skin Before Red

    March 8, 2008 - April 20, 2008

    Brown Skin Before Red presents two bodies of work. In Sleepwalking, items often sold as metonymic simulations (souvenirs) of First Nations culture are recontextualized. Vickers recreates moccasins and blankets with materials that point to current social and cultural conditions in urban First Nations life and combines them with personal artefacts. Her painting series Supernatural Indianreinterprets the copper plate photographic portraits …

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  • Dan Starling

    Malcolm X / J.D. Salinger

    March 8, 2008 - April 20, 2008

    Emerging artist Dan Starling debuts a new body of work entitled Malcolm X/J.D. Salinger at the RAG — his first solo exhibition. This project focuses on two contemporaneous figures from the Civil Rights era, J.D. Salinger and Malcolm X.  Both men stopped speaking and publishing during the same historical moment in 1965. Photographs, a travelogue video and book works examine the last public significations …

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  • Ricarda McDonald

    Spatial Nebulosity

    January 19, 2008 - February 28, 2008

    Both Donna Szoke’s reasonable & senseless and Ricarda McDonald’s Spatial Nebulosity utilize play and humour in considering contemporary societal relationships to technology. Ricarda McDonald presents a rich series of collage-like digital images exploring cell phone culture and public space, revealing the ironies of a technology invented to connect while often doing the opposite.

    Ricarda McDonald completed a Bachelor of Mathematics …

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  • Donna Szoke

    reasonable & senseless

    January 19, 2008 - February 28, 2008

    Both Donna Szoke’s reasonable & senseless and Ricarda McDonald’s Spatial Nebulosity utilize play and humour in considering contemporary societal relationships to technology. Donna Szoke’s 20-channel video installation questions notions of progress with appropriated film clips amassed from the Prelinger Archive. Scenes of human/machine disasters serve as backdrops for letters formed from clouds of smoke (spelling out the title of the …

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  • Jim Breukelman

    Between Hope and Politics: Photographs of the PacifiCat Project

    January 19, 2008 - February 28, 2008

    The Richmond Art Gallery is pleased to debut a new body of work by senior BC photographer Jim Breukelman. Many large scale prints will be shown from a vast photo essay documenting the construction of the aborted fast ferries built in British Columbia for the BC Ferry Corporation. The detail, sense of space and compositional integrity of these pictures evoke …

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  • Michelle Allard

    Highlife

    December 8, 2007 - January 10, 2008

    Michelle Allard installs a new work informed by irregular and complex patterns found in inorganic structures and speleogy (cave sciences, stalagmites, etc)– formations that arise from pre-existing conditions. Made entirely of thousands of sheets of rolled highlighter coloured office papers and cardboard boxes, Highlife makes more out of less while considering processes of circulation, accumulation and mutability. Allard resists singular …

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  • Proscenium Home: Erica Stocking

    December 8, 2007 - January 10, 2008

    Emerging Vancouver-based artist Erica Stocking creates a new site-specific installation consisting of a bachelor apartment visible from both inside and outside Gallery Two. The contents of the apartment will be on loan from the Sears Department Store directly across the street. Minimal aesthetic and phenomenological relationships with viewers will be complicated by narrative spectacle. The theatricality of Proscenium Home conflates …

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    Mirror Mirror: Little Landscapes and Miniature Worlds

    November 10, 2007 - November 24, 2007

    The Richmond Art Gallery’s major fundraiser returns this year with the format of the Members Group Exhibition and Silent Auction but with a new thematic focus: Little Landscapes and Miniature Worlds.  No specifications will be made concerning size or medium in order to discover how each contributor interprets the theme.

    The Closing Gala on November 24 will keep the …

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  • Gwenessa Lam
    Janet Wang

    Inside Out

    September 21, 2007 - November 4, 2007

    This exhibition is accompanied by a RAG publication

    The division between interior and exterior spaces is explored in the paintings of Gwenessa Lam and Janet Wang. Their work examines the play of light as it flows through windows and into living spaces, providing minimal information as to what may be outside the pane of glass. Gwenessa Lam considers issues of …

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  • Sara Angelucci

    Of Landscape and Light

    September 21, 2007 - November 4, 2007

    Of Landscape and Light brings together the landscape photographs from several bodies of work by Toronto artist Sara Angelucci. The artist explores place, time and light in photography both technically and in association with meaning and memory. Angelucci has mastered the technique of leaking light into the camera to make highly aesthetic and evocative images, spreading colour across the surface, …

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  • Group Show

    Artist Trading Cards (ATC) Exhibition 2007

    July 13, 2007 - September 7, 2007

    The Richmond Art Gallery is pleased to be presenting its second annual Artist Trading Card (ATC) Exhibition July 13 – September 7!  We have invited artists and non-artists to submit their ATCs for this exhibition and our call has been answered from ATC enthusiasts from across Canada and internationally. ATCs are tiny works of art that are made to trade. …

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  • Nora Blanck, Jenny Judge, Sylvia Kind, Philippe Sokazo, Tim van Wijk

    Shift: Working Through Repetition and Difference

    July 13, 2007 - September 9, 2007

    Are our internal and external worlds constantly in flux—always transforming? In this exhibition five artists explore conceptions of change, repetition and perpetual production. The works present both serial and meticulous activities involving an eclectic diversity of means. While all of the artists in Shift explore transformation over time, each examines individual concerns that include environmental degradation, permanence, ephemerality, calls for …

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    RICHmond ARTS Juried Artists

    June 8, 2007 - June 6, 2007

    Live music to be provided by The Dusty Hillbilly’s.
    Light refreshments will be served.


    Art Market Day: 

    Saturday, June 23, 10am – 4pm
    Cultural Centre Lecture Hall

    Exhibiting Artists will offer a wide variety of items for sale.


    Open Studio Event: 

    Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, 12 – 4pm

    View map of Open Studios

    A group of exhibiting …

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  • Eliza Au

    Wreath/Wreathe

    April 22, 2007 - June 3, 2007

    The title of the exhibition, Wreath/Wreathe, references the cycle of life; “wreath” alludes to a ring of flowers or foliage, whereas the word “wreathe” refers to the act of coiling, curving around or encircling an object. The wreath is a universal symbol encompassing concepts of fertility, life, regeneration, death and mourning. Eliza Au utilizes moulds to create ceramic multiples which …

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  • Kim Huynh

    Flash: Richmond

    April 22, 2007 - June 3, 2007

    Flash: Richmond speaks of the demographic layers of Chinese immigrants who have lived in Canada since the 19th century, and who have integrated into all aspects of the Canadian cultural identity. Well-known master works from important periods in Chinese history (ranging from 1850 to contemporary works) are the source of Kim Huynh’s inspiration. She reproduces these paintings in blocks to …

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  • Craig Sibley

    Biophilia: If Trees had Tears

    March 9, 2007 - April 15, 2007

    Reflecting on the question “If trees had tears, what would they look like?” Vancouver based artist Craig Sibley fabricates sculptural forms from the stained  wood of the Mountain Pine tree. The work addresses Sibley’s concern with the Pine Beetle Epidemic currently ravaging BC’s Central and Northern Interior forests. This body of work is inspired by the artists’ relationship to the …

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  • Ingrid Koivukangas

    The Finn Slough Project

    March 9, 2007 - April 15, 2007

    Ingrid Koivukangas, a first generation Finnish-Canadian environmental artist, works in response to natural sites—wilderness, rural and urban—creating gallery installations and site-specific ephemeral works that are unique to each area.

    In Richmond she will be working at Finn Slough; a heritage area that has undergone very little ecological change over the past century.   Koivukangas will be consulting with the residents of …

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  • Ian Johnston

    Tangible Shadows: Intersections

    January 15, 2007 - February 25, 2007

    Tangible Shadows: Intersections, is a series of sculptural ceramic vessels. The pieces reference Milagros, votive offerings generally shaped as body parts found in Hispanic folk culture. Using drape moulds to bring together human body parts with man-made components such as automotive and bicycle parts, Johnston produces sensuous organic forms in terracotta and porcelain. The intersections created are not …

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  • Barbara McGill Balfour

    Selfish

    January 15, 2007 - February 25, 2007

    Selfish brings together diverse “self-portraits” by Toronto artist Barbara McGill Balfour that humorously reflect upon the enigma of identity. Representations of the artist in the guise of her favourite television characters, in action figures created in her own likeness, in Silly Putty body impressions and in a fingerprint installation point to the impossibility of defining a fixed sense of self. …

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    Mirror Mirror 2006: Self-Portraits

    November 8, 2006 - December 14, 2006

    Mirror Mirror on the wall –
    who are our members after all?

    For this fundraising exhibition the Richmond Art Gallery has invited its members to submit a small self-portrait to present a larger view of the creative community that supports the Gallery.

    The self-portrait has been an important tool for artists since the
    introduction of the mirror in the 15th …

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  • June Yun

    Even birds choose trees to perch

    September 9, 2006 - October 22, 2006

    For the exhibition Even birds choose trees to perch, Vancouver-based artist June Yun uses hand-made paper formed on wood and an internal illumination. Yun covers the surface with drawings and ancient Chinese calligraphy to create a narrative with water and mountains as the central imagery. She uses symbolic poetry to tell the story of an exile with strong links …

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  • Shima Iuchi

    Illuminations

    September 9, 2006 - October 22, 2006

    Shima Iuchi combines her respect for and knowledge of Japanese traditions such as papermaking with the social and geographical landscape of her adopted country, Canada. She is interested in the history of people of Japanese heritage in Canada with an emphasis on British Columbia. Iuchi has researched the Japanese-Canadian community in and around Richmond, including Steveston and Finn Slough. Her …

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  • Charlotte Wall

    Boundless I and II

    September 9, 2006 - October 22, 2006

    Charlotte Wall’s work in this exhibition questions the nature of structural limits. The artist presents two pieces which test and examine the nature of boundaries. The viewer’s participation in the work is essential for the artist, completing the work through their presence in the space. In the gallery space, her piece Boundless Iexamines the concept of limited and clearly …

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  • Group Show

    Artist Trading Cards (ATC) Exhibition 2006

    September 9, 2006 - October 25, 2006

    The Richmond Art Gallery through Art Access is hosting an Artist Trading Card (ATC) Exhibition and Trading Event, September 9 – October 25, 2006. ATC’s are tiny works of art (2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″) that are made to trade. The exhibition features 9 cards from each of the over 40 participating artists (a total of 387 cards) from …

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  • Janet Morton

    Thrive By

    July 1, 2006 - September 1, 2006

    “If one of art’s many purposes is to help us to see and understand our selves more clearly, then one of public art’s more important purposes is to help us see and understand our selves as a community of beings in a world of socially shared values and dreams. Such a purpose might appear visionary or unrealizable, yet visions are …

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  • Group Show

    Artists Among Us 2006

    June 8, 2006 - June 23, 2006

    Now in its 8th year this community art event highlights the diversity of artists in Richmond. Artwork includes; watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, Chinese brush painting, pastel, etching, glass, clay, and jewellery. The event includes a two-week exhibition and reception in the Art Gallery and two days of open studio tours. Britannia Heritage Shipyard will be invloved again this year, …

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  • Paul Mathieu

    Making China in China

    May 2, 2006 - June 1, 2006

    The evolution of Paul Mathieu’s ceramic practice is articulated over the history of its production. He does not simply make ceramic pieces, functional or otherwise, rather the fabrication is a part of his observation and interrogation of the place of ceramics and pottery in the world and in art. He has worked with serial production, commodification and the consequent questioning …

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  • Group ShowSu-an Yun

    An opportunity to explore the meaning of art Su-An Yun

    May 2, 2006 - June 1, 2006

    Richmond-based artist Su-an Yun’s work raises important questions about the function of art in our society and the role artists play within communities. Notions of self-identity that address immigrant experiences of displacement, marginalization and a potential inability to engage in personal expression are also central to her practice. The questions she raises address her desire to foster a critical engagement …

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  • Nancy Nisbet

    Exchange 2006

    May 1, 2006 - May 1, 2006

    Vancouver-based artist Nancy Nisbet will launch her 6-month, North American performance art tour at the Richmond Art Gallery. The performance involves the artist ID tagging (RFID) and organizing all of her possessions into a commercial transport truck which she will be driving across Canada, the United States and Mexico. As part of her journey she will exchange all of her …

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  • Jenny Ham, Kristina Jaugelis, Vanessa Kwan, Madeleine Wood

    Something about Love

    March 11, 2006 - April 23, 2006

    What is the impact of love on our lives?   How do individuals undertake and maintain relation- ships?  What objects do we associate with our feelings of love and longing?  This exhibition offers engaging variations on the subject of love, presenting notions of romantic love, self-love and preservation and pop culture-imposed standards of love and desire.  The four Vancouver-based artists in …

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  • Heather Passmore

    The Bikini Project

    March 11, 2006 - April 23, 2006

    Heather Passmore reconfigures used and overlooked materials to examine her own concerns about ascribed hierarchies of cultural value. The Bikini Project was instigated when the Vancouver-based artist was given a photo album found floating in Howe Sound. The album contained over 300 snapshots of women at the beach. She has digitized the damaged snapshots and displays them in the gallery …

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  • Misa Nikolic

    Architectonics

    January 21, 2006 - March 3, 2006

    Misa Nikolic’s highly realistic acrylic paintings focus on Western Canadian architecture. His depictions of buildings make the height of the structures and the businesses they house unclear. Through his representation of these buildings, the artist shows the variation in the style, scale and states of repair or disrepair that exists in the cities where we live. His interest in early …

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  • Jane Wolsak

    Courtroom Drawings

    January 21, 2006 - March 3, 2006

    Vancouver-based artist, Jane Wolsak, supports herself and her artistic practice as a courtroom illustrator. She is contracted by news media outlets to illustrate courtroom proceedings, including many high-profile trials, such as Air India and the Vancouver Missing Women case. While people are accustomed to viewing trials and courtroom proceedings through illustrations in print and electronic media, we do not often …

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  • Kevin McKenzie

    Prophetic Flame

    December 2, 2005 - January 11, 2006

    Kevin McKenzie’s art practice stems from fusing traditional materials in First Nations art such as horsehair, feathers, and felt, with industrial materials, such as chrome, metal, and neon lighting. McKenzie explores the complex relationship corporate American has with the image of the Native American. He has researched the use of the Native American image in corporate culture as an icon. …

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  • Frances Grafton

    Once Upon a Time

    December 2, 2005 - January 11, 2006

    Once Upon A Time is comprised of five larger than life size charcoal drawings of trees; one from each continent. The series began with an image of a Eucalyptus tree that Grafton photographed in Australia in 1999. In this photograph, she captured every aspect of the tree, including its internal structure. At the time, she was reading Murray Bail’s novel …

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  • Haruko Okano

    Arboretum Arborescence

    December 2, 2005 - January 11, 2006

    Arboretum is an installation made of individually selected pine needles hung vertically creating an overwhelming sense of being in a forest. The needles are sorted according to colour: greens, grays, and browns. The colour accents the disintegration of this material, so viewers may reflect on not only the beauty of the natural world but its fragility as well. Lit from …

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    RAG: 25 Years/25 Artists

    October 14, 2005 - November 23, 2005

    The Richmond Art Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary! To mark this occasion, an exhibition showcasing works from the Permanent Collection is being organized to trace the development of the Gallery.

    The Richmond Art Gallery initially began collecting works of all media. An emphasis in collecting ceramic art reflected a strong interest within the Richmond community in the early years of …

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    Arts Centre User Groups

    September 3, 2005 - September 25, 2005

    Oriental Arts Club
    Richmond Gem & Mineral Club
    Richmond Potters Club
    Riverside Arts Circle
    Textile Arts Guild of Richmond (TAGOR)

    The RAG annually opens the gallery to the User Groups who work at the Richmond Cultural Centre. The exhibition is an opportunity for these artists to make a selection of the work they have produced over the past year, to …

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  • Loraine Wellman

    Local Landscapes

    July 7, 2005 - August 25, 2005

    In celebration of the land and culture in which we live, Loraine Wellman’s paintings represent scenes of everyday life within the community. As an active member of Richmond’s artistic community, she is well positioned to represent this particular environment. Her work depicts our West Coast surroundings, and evokes the essence of the moment by representing particular qualities of light.

    Loraine

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  • Graham Scholes

    Canada’s Lighthouses

    July 7, 2005 - August 25, 2005

    The idea of making woodblock print images of all the lighthouses in British Columbia came to Graham Scholes while visiting Race Rocks lighthouse, located in the Juan de Fuca straights off Victoria. Having spent 25 years working with transparent watercolours, the traditional Japanese technique of Moka Hanga came naturally to him. With the cooperation of the Canadian Coast Guard, Scholes …

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  • Tony Hafkenscheid

    HO

    July 7, 2005 - August 25, 2005

    Toni Hafkenscheid’s photographs appear to present us with an artificial landscape. The illusion is achieved through the use of shallow depth of field and by presenting a part of the image in focus while other parts remain soft and out of focus. Traveling through Western Canada on a summer trip, the artist was reminded of the small model train sets …

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    Artists Among Us

    June 9, 2005 - June 24, 2005

    The preview exhibition for this Open Studio event will be held in the gallery from June 9 to 24, 2005. While touring the exhibition we invite you to pick up a map and tour the many artists studios and homes. This is a great opportunity to visit and talk to the artists in your community and to find out what …

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  • Group Show

    Place/Displace: Three Generations of Taiwanese Art

    April 28, 2005 - June 2, 2005

    Place/Displace: Three Generations of Taiwanese Art aims to present a survey of contemporary Taiwanese art, showcasing artists who are both from Taiwan and the diasporic communities of Taiwanese living abroad. Featuring more traditional work alongside avant-garde work, guest curator Charles Liu examines the role of politics, economics, communication, and environment in the formation of identity.

    Historically, Taiwan has had a …

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    Richmond Collects

    March 17, 2005 - April 20, 2005

    Commemorating the Richmond Art Gallery’s 25th year, the RAG will showcase artwork collected by individuals in this community. Artworks collected are of various media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and ceramics. They range from contemporary to historical Canadian and European art to historical Chinese artifacts. A number of artists from the lower mainland are represented in this varied group of …

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  • Anne Marie Fleming

    Lip Service

    February 5, 2005 - March 9, 2005

    Employing twelve rug hookers, women from Southern Ontario—farmers, teachers, and artists—rugs were created to each duplicate a frame from Ann Marie Fleming’s film Lip Service – a mystery. The filmmaker presented each of these women with the same set of still images from the film and they selected one frame to hook as a rug. The final products are …

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  • Miranda J. Malinson
    Michèle Provost
    Sandra Sugimoto

    Stills

    February 5, 2005 - March 9, 2005

    Michèle Provost’s work juxtaposes the traditional needlework technique of embroidery with current graphic images taken from urban popular culture. In the Victorian era, it was common practice for young women to display their skills by executing a sampler, a finely detailed rendition of the alphabet, sometimes adorned with quaint images: A is for apple, B is for bird etc. In …

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  • Connie Watts

    Everything is a Circle

    December 17, 2004 - January 27, 2005

    Connie Watts adapts her art to conform to any space, yet no single niche or category can contain Connie Watts. Her work is both art and design. Her furniture references the fabulous images of her heritage and the traditions of her culture.

    “Everything is a circle. In school I learned about form and function, a very Western approach. I turn

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  • Keith Langergraber

    Impact Zone

    December 17, 2004 - January 27, 2005

    Keith Langergraber’s art work grows from an interest in evidence of social, cultural and political change found through scrutiny of a selected site. His research allows an understanding of the shifts that have taken place at that location over time. The exhibition then consists of an accumulation, and reconstitution of material found through a peeling back of layers of the …

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  • Group Show

    Thinking Textile

    December 5, 2004 - January 15, 2004

    There is a marked increase in the use of textile by contemporary artists, many of whom do not work exclusively in textile-based work, but rather incorporate it as required within a larger practice which utilizes a broad range of media and methods. Much of this work is highly inventive, focused on ideas and issues, and while craft is of necessity …

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  • Robin Deyo
    Shelley Ouellet

    Illusion of Sky: Shimmering Spectacles

    October 15, 2004 - December 9, 2004

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    Art Centre User Groups

    September 3, 2004 - September 26, 2004

    Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Club
    Creative Jewelers Guild
    Richmond Artists Guild
    Richmond Photo Club
    Richmond Weavers & Spinners

    The RAG annually opens the gallery to the User Groups who work at the Richmond Cultural Centre. The exhibition is an opportunity for these artists to make a selection of the work they have produced over the past year, to share that …

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  • Holly Newman

    The Gift Exchange

    July 9, 2004 - August 29, 2004

    After Holly Newman’s daughter was born, she found it necessary to reinvent her artistic practice. The issues which became central to her work were: labour (hers in particular), the role of beauty (the necessity of appeal), and a desire for social contact (the importance of simple encounters). These concerns have become central to her work and are clearly evident in …

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  • Barbara McGill Balfour, Jason Fitzpatrick, David Khang, Terry Numi

    Work and Play

    July 9, 2004 - August 29, 2004

    The two pieces by Jason Fitzpatrick included in Work and Play result from his background in the construction industry. As he says: The tasks involved in construction are numerous, repetitive and varied, none of them very light. Richard The II reminds us of the labour involved in not only building, but also in art-making, and Stanley manifests the intimacy with …

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    Artists Among Us

    June 10, 2004 - June 25, 2004

    This will be the sixth year that the RAG has sponsored the annual open studio event by hosting a preview exhibition of works by each of the participating artists for the week proceeding the open studio weekend. Join us in the celebration of the wealth of artistic talent housed in Richmond.…

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  • Eunsook Lee

    Asian Heritage Month

    April 23, 2004 - June 3, 2004

    EunSook Lee experiments with her materials, scale and the use of space, using light as a sculptural element. Her work consists of florescent threads which have been pressed between translucent polyester film and woven in to sculptural shaps. These shapes are viewed under black light, so the gallery will be darkened and transformed. The viewer will move through three separate …

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  • Elizabeth MacKenzie

    Reunion

    March 5, 2004 - April 15, 2004

    Elizabeth MacKenzie’s artistic research has considered representations of maternity, the female body as well as the human face. Reunion continues her investigation into the play of memory on an image of her mother. In this installation, MacKenzie works with a single photograph of her mother, taken when her mother was approximately the same age as the artist is now. MacKenzie …

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  • Sean Alward

    Doppelganger

    March 5, 2004 - April 15, 2004

    The term doppelganger refers to an apparition or double of a living person; Oxford English Dictionary.

    This exhibition consists of several series of portraits. Portraits, that is, in the sense that the images are ‘likenesses’ and in that they are asking questions about representation; questions about who we are as we know it through how and what we represent. …

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  • Virgina Abbott, Ilze Bebris, Diana Burgoyne, Robin Ripley, Kirsty Robbins, Catherine Shapiro

    Explore

    January 22, 2004 - February 26, 2004

    The artists in this exhibition are using their work to articulate a relationship with the natural world, the built environment, and the social structures which form our contemporary condition. Each artist establishes a space in which they are able to bridge the world of art and another field of understanding. They then proceed to use techniques available in both disciplines …

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  • Raymonde Corbeil

    Undercurrents

    January 22, 2004 - February 26, 2004

    The photo-based series of images in Undercurrents is taken from the artist’s family album. The photographs explore the idea of misplaced narrative and altered contexts. Raymonde Corbeil sees snapshots as banal: capturing objects as images, yet inherently producing an understanding of nothing. This series is not about expanding art into life, but about photography within a contemporary art practice.

    The …

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    Arts Centre User Groups

    October 21, 2003 - November 27, 2003

    Oriental Arts Club
    Richmond Gem & Mineral Club
    Richmond Potters Club
    Riverside Arts Circle
    Textile Arts Guild of Richmond (TAGOR)

    The Richmond Arts Centre User Groups exhibition demonstrates some of the many activities taking place within the Centre’s studios: pottery, painting, printmaking, fabric arts, lapidary, silversmithing, photography, and Chinese calligraphy. These community groups meet regularly throughout the year to exchange …

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  • Bettina Matzkuhn

    Inundation

    September 12, 2003 - October 16, 2003

    Much of my work deals with narrative through serial imagery. With the fibre images in Inundation, I am contemplating the projected results of global warming. I subject a small house to flooding, dislocation, and possible adaptation to a new life underwater. The work contrasts the ideal notion of home as the site of comfort and sanctuary, with a problematic, dislocated …

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  • Judy Williams

    Salmon Stock

    September 12, 2003 - October 16, 2003

    The RAG will partner with the Gulf of Georgia Cannery to present Salmon Stock, a site specific installation by Judy Williams. This work was previously installed at the Goose Bay Cannery in Rivers Inlet and is being reconfigured for the Boiler House Theatre at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. These once active canneries are exactly the right location for an …

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  • Monique Genton

    The Grass Project

    September 12, 2003 - October 16, 2003

    I grew up in the 1960’s in a Richmond subdivision called Richmond Gardens, a utopian enclave of cul-de-sacs and crescents. For my family and other first-generation Canadians there, the site and the era exuded an optimism about social progress and excitement about Canada as a nation. The subdivision’s continuous winding concrete curbs constrained any last vestiges of our rural pasts’ …

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  • Nancy Walker

    Songbird

    July 11, 2003 - August 31, 2003

    Living around the sound of the saw being played as a musical instrument by Robert Minden; seeing several old timers marketing their worn out saws, meticulously oil painted with farm landscapes on them; having lots of glass seed beads and ‘borrowing’ our household saw… I began this growing collection of saws that illustrate images of endangered birds.

    This work addresses …

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  • Susan Bozic

    Incarnation

    July 11, 2003 - August 31, 2003

    Incarnation is a photographic project which places birds in a fabricated reality where they occupy a theatrical setting that is far removed from their natural environment. My choice of birds as subject is not to observe them but to use them to convey meaning. They operate both as the subject of the pictures and as objects in the pictures. The …

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  • Group Show

    Artists Among Us

    June 20, 2003 - June 27, 2003

    This will be the fifth year that the RAG has sponsored Richmond’s annual artists’ open studio weekend, Artists Among Us, and hosted a preview exhibition of artworks by each of the participating artists.

    Join the Richmond artists who invite visitors into their studios forArtists Among Us. Join the RAG for this special set of events celebrating the …

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  • Shelly Bahl
    Shirley Inouye
    Moini Shirazi

    Asian Heritage Month

    May 2, 2003 - June 12, 2003

    Shirley Inouye – Changes/New Beginnings
    In the spring of 1996 my sister and I, with my mother as a perfect guide, visited our parents’ homeland, Mio Village, Wakayama Ken, Japan, sister city of Richmond. Staying in the ancient home where my deceased father was born and raised was a wonderful experience and gave us a better understanding of our parents …

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  • Sandra Meigs

    Swoon

    March 21, 2003 - April 24, 2003

    It is a hot, still, bright day on the Hearts of Yearning River. You cannot hear a bird sing or a tree rustle. Angeline cannot get her baby to wake. Baby Louisa just sleeps like a listless thing. She sleeps now, but she might wake up someday.
    —Sandra Meigs from Swoon

    Swoon is a painting installation which originated with the …

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  • Althea Thauberger

    Childhood

    March 21, 2003 - April 24, 2003

    Althea Thauberger will be seeking a girl (aged approximately 12-13) from the Richmond area to collaborate with her in developing a large photo-mural for the Minoru window area of the Gallery. Together, the artist and the girl will plan and execute a number of photo-shoots in which the girl will be featured as a kind of local personality, and in …

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  • Gail Bourgeois, Micheline Durocher, Christina Horeau, Marie-Christine Simard

    Unexpected Encounter

    January 17, 2003 - February 20, 2003

    Artists, selected by the curator, are included from locations where Unexpected Encounter has been exhibited:

    Cyndra MacDowall, Toronto, Helene Dyck, Winnipeg, Monika Napier, Saskatoon and Grace Tsurumaru from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia

    Unexpected Encounter includes a local artist from each city where it is exhibited. This furthers the curatorial interest in the response to ruptures in the ordered …

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  • Wendy Welch

    Blue Field II

    January 17, 2003 - February 20, 2003

    Blue Field II is a site related installation built on location, in this case, a column in the middle of the gallery spanning from floor to ceiling. The format and structure of Blue Field changes depending on where it is located. The work attempts to break away from the idea of sculpture as an object by creating more of a …

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  • Mary Downe

    Trophy Hunting

    November 28, 2002 - January 9, 2003

    This series of paintings addresses my concern about hunting.

    In my seven years spent living and painting in France, I developed an obsession with formal gardens and animal trophies. It is not uncommon to proceed through a formal French garden, enter a chateau and find oneself confronted by a trophy wall display of numerous, sometimes fifty or more horns on …

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  • Brandon Vickerd

    Champions of Entropy, Object # 1

    November 28, 2002 - January 9, 2003

    As a sculptor, I am interested in objects that act as catalyst for an anti-environment – a mindset or space that is not defined, and therefore, infinite in possibilities.

    The human tendency towards ordering has become an extension of ownership – to understand opens up the possibility of manipulation.

    Sculpture works in opposition to this.

    Sculpture is a demonstration of …

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  • Jeff Burgess

    Beyond the Expected Face

    November 28, 2002 - January 9, 2003

    While immersed in a body of representational-based art work, the artist came upon the seemingly ordinary idea of executing a series of what  appear to be straight-ahead portraits. On the surface, these conventionally executed pieces suggest traditional interaction between artist and subject. Beyond the obvious there is a more conceptual idea at play, which has more to do with the …

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  • Baco Ohama

    MIYOSHI: A Taste that Lingers Unfinished in the Mouth

    September 19, 2002 - October 24, 2002

    I have been trying to understand this complex space where water meets land meets water meets land meets water . . .

    When I made the move to British Columbia in the summer of 1995, it was to be closer to Steveston – this place where my maternal grandparents lived prior to World War II. This is where Ojiichan (my …

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  • Cathy Pick

    Capsules of Time

    August 8, 2002 - September 12, 2002

    Hundreds of sheets of my paper will cover the gallery walls. Each section of a row will reflect a period of time on a particular day natural plant material is gathered and paper is made. My work is a collaboration with nature. A relationship that has no scientific delineation or socially accepted way of describing it. It is a non-traditional …

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  • Donald Lawrence

    The Underwater Pinhole Photography Project

    August 8, 2002 - September 12, 2002

    The Underwater Pinhole Photography Project represents a coming together of my interests in kayaking and such alternative image making processes as pinhole photography. I have designed and constructed a number of pinhole cameras that are lowered into the water and operated by a system of ropes and pulleys. In addition, I have converted a small slalom river kayak into a …

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    American Tapestry Biennial IV, an International Exhibition

    July 4, 2002 - August 4, 2002

    Colour, texture, design and tradition meld in the making of a tapestry. Contemporary artists continue to use this medium to communicate their personal narratives and to comment on social and political issues and the physical environment. This international exhibition of tapestry is sponsored by the American Tapestry Alliance in connection with Convergence, the Biennial Convention of the Handweavers’ Guild of …

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  • Brenda Joy Lem
    Dohee Miller
    Bryan Mulvill

    Asian Heritage Month

    May 16, 2002 - June 13, 2002

    Brenda Joy Lem, Ngukkei: Family House Home
    My ancestral culture includes both village culture from Toisan China and three generations of Chinese-Canadian culture. In Ngukkei: Family House Home, I document oral histories as told to me by various family members in eight silkscreen banners and two artist books. My father’s family ran a laundry like so many other Chinese families …

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  • Barrie Jones

    UNIFORMED: Urban Heroes to McJobs

    April 11, 2002 - May 9, 2002

    UNIFORMED: Urban Heroes to McJobs is the summation of my exploration over a number of years into various manifestations of the uniform. During this time I have produced a number of bodies of work presenting the uniformed figure as an emblem of a certain type of popular culture and national identity (Hockey series); as the expression of a …

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  • Ricarda McDonald

    Red TEXT Black

    March 7, 2002 - April 4, 2002

    The Red TEXT Black series began a few years ago as an exploration of the original Surrealist game known as Le Cadavre Exquis (exquisite corpse). The purpose of the game was in keeping with the Surrealist manifesto of bringing together disparate objects.

    My exploration began by collecting words and phrases from groups of people and randomly putting them together. Starting …

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  • Michael Dowad
    Penny Eisenberg

    Charm

    March 7, 2002 - April 4, 2002

    In Charm, Michael Dowad and penny eisenberg’s paintings explore the possibility of expression and representation in a small format. Since attending Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design at the same time and graduating together in 1995 both have maintained separate studio practices, meeting occasionally to share ideas and critique each other’s work. While eisenberg has worked primarily as …

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  • Sylvia Grace Borda

    Digital Files

    March 7, 2002 - April 4, 2002

    CMYK 
    The series’ title refers to the colours cyan, magenta, yellow and black which are used in an additive manner to create printed process colours. Each work in the series consists of two adjacent squares of monochrome process colour. The minimalist CMYK prints are entirely drawn by hand on a computer; their apparent lack of touch from the artist’s hand

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  • Michelle Mathias

    Replicants

    January 17, 2002 - February 14, 2002

    As a sculptor/mosaicist, I want my work to have an immediate impact. My aim is to celebrate life and death, which are two sides of the same coin. I wish to mimic life’s powerful forces in hopes of evoking emotions in others. With vibrant colours and swirls of tesserae, I produce an objet d’art. It is nothing more than an …

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  • Doreen Dubreuil

    pinheads

    January 17, 2002 - February 14, 2002

    My artistic concern is to create pieces that are well-designed and provocative views of what is on people’s minds/faces/heads. As a recent émigré to British Columbia, I have been inspired to create pinheads in an attempt to capture the uniqueness of my new surroundings.…

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  • Peter Clair

    Epogan

    January 17, 2002 - February 14, 2002

    For me art is a love affair between artist and a non-tangible concept. The affair begins with the artist catching glimpses of exciting, disturbing or sensuous images that originate from the finite physical world or the infinite mental world. They respond to each other, and when their emotions heave and explode they discover that they have to share an eye …

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    Selections from the Permanent Collection

    December 6, 2001 - January 12, 2002

    Over the past year and a half, the Richmond Art Gallery has been involved in a process of assessment of the storage facilities and the objects in the Permanent Collection. We have also been involved in evaluating the Gallery’s needs and future plans for the Collection. We have established a Didactic Collection (a group of artworks which are a part …

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  • Tammy Cripps
    Jane Fawkes
    Joanna Rogers

    Unconventional Means

    December 6, 2001 - January 12, 2002

    Jane Fawkes
    When I became frustrated with photographs of my vegetable garden which looked like a green blurr, I went into the garden with my camera and started taking pictures of the things I really loved; the details of cabbages, leeks and tomatoes. Then, wondering how I was going to deal with this material, I decided to make quilts: I …

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  • Diana Dean, David Dorrington, Martin Honisch, Karen Kazmer

    Visionary Domains

    October 25, 2001 - December 1, 2001

    Diana Dean 
    My work is fairly representational with a strong emphasis on composition and colour worked in a traditional manner with light and colour producing a tangible space around the figures. My main interest has been in developing a deeper space, psychologically as well as in the structure of the painting, whether it is within rooms, through windows looking out …

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  • Sabrina Ovesen

    Self Portraits

    September 13, 2001 - October 20, 2001

    This female body is a vast continent that contains a rich and vibrant story. If my body is an isolated landscape, I want it to be viewed as a dark territory.

    This series of images are photographs of my naked body concentrating on form and posture. My face has been obscured by soft focus, or has been cropped out of …

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  • Cynthia Smith

    Everyday Mythic Men

    September 13, 2001 - October 20, 2001

    What is a man? Warrior, patriarch, explorer, inventor, gallant, shaman, and hero, such are the images of manhood embedded in our cultural mythology. Each stereotyped image invokes a corresponding romantic notion. Implicit within the romance is the idea of an individual’s struggle and eventual triumph over obstacles found on the journey of life.

    In my current photographic project, I look …

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  • Janice Toulouse Shingwaak

    Images from the Heart

    August 2, 2001 - September 8, 2001

    My paintings are influenced by my Ojibwe heritage and modernist painting. These works will remind the viewer of the significance of First Nations’ historical and contemporary achievement through an Aboriginal perspective.

    History or tradition is what is remembered, passed on orally, through objects in museums or the pictographs that have remained, and more recently through books and cultural production by …

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  • Shyh-Charng Lo
    Christopher Orr
    Lorraine Simms

    Painted Landscapes

    August 2, 2001 - September 8, 2001

    Shyh-Chrang Lo 
    I have always attempted to express my mood in my landscape paintings. The details of the landscapes are much less important than the feeling itself.

    I started to learn lithography at the Open Studio in Toronto in 1984. Since then, I have fallen in love with this medium and pursue the same goal with it as I do …

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    Arts Centre User Groups

    June 21, 2001 - July 28, 2001

    The Richmond Art Gallery is delighted to once again be able to present the artworks and fine craft produced by the Richmond Arts Centre User Groups. The Arts Centre houses nine studios: pottery, painting, printmaking, fabric arts, lapidary, silversmithing, multipurpose, dance, and photography; and there are fourteen visual arts groups and three performing arts groups working in these studios. These …

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  • Simon Ho, Hye-kyung Kim, Shinsuke Minegishi, Kwok Leung Wong

    Asian Heritage Month

    May 3, 2001 - June 9, 2001

    Simon Ho 
    I use the philosophy of Daoism to make my artwork and I use my artwork to express Daoism.

    Initially my goal was to use my ceramic work to express the idea of Daoism. I knew that there was a wide range of things that clay, glaze and firing could do. At the same time, the material often refused …

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  • Nori Braig, Lazar Christian Fonkin, David Ip, Iwona Sarnecka-Dabrowa

    The Portrait Show

    March 22, 2001 - April 28, 2001

    David Ip, The Life of a Janitor
    The right model is hard to find. But in recent years, this has all changed. I have found my perfect model: my colleagues.

    For nearly 20 years, I have worked as a custodian at an educational institution. Between the day, evening and night shifts, there is somewhere between ten to fifteen workers that …

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  • Take 5
    Sylvie Roussel-Janssens
    Elizabeth Roy

    Public Art: Concept to Courtyard

    February 15, 2001 - March 17, 2001

    Elizabeth Roy
    My work has branched in two directions, an involvement in making public artwork and my ongoing studio practice.

    SPAN, my most recent public artwork was commissioned by the City of Richmond for the City Hall. The five free-standing sculptural elements are fabricated from laser cut stainless steel and corten steel. There are two distinct elements: the Bridge …

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  • Julie Emerson, Yuriko Iga, Tsuneko Kokubo (aka Koko), Margaret Kovacs

    Pretty Pictures – Still Lives

    December 21, 2000 - February 3, 2001

    Margaret Kovacs, Pretty Pictures 
    My goal is to touch the viewer by stimulating memory, allowing them to understand the moods and stories of my paintings. I paint about my life and hope to touch another person with my work. If the viewer can find my message, and feel my story, then I am communicating.

    I am Margaret Irene Kovacs, born …

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  • Jeanette Lee

    The Ringing Earth

    November 9, 2000 - December 17, 2000

    The Ringing Earth is a new body of work made of welded steel and mixed materials. It is installed as a sculptural piece of music composed in three “movements”.

    Entering the gallery space, one experiences the first movement: a series of organically shaped ground works. Each piece has its own subtle rhythm. The second movement has a different theme and …

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  • Gu Xiong

    Drowning

    November 9, 2000 - December 17, 2000

    My family and I returned to China in the summer of 1998 for the first time after nine years of living in Vancouver.

    My hometown Chongqing is one of China’s largest cities, the population is 32 million. It was the country’s capital during the Japanese occupation earlier this century. Chongqing is undergoing a radical transformation. The entire city, roads and …

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  • Rudy Froese

    Boys Keep Swinging

    September 28, 2000 - November 5, 2000

    Boys Keep Swinging or Tom Corbett and the Cosmic Vision Helmet.

    History shows us that the lessons learned on the playing fields of our youth are perpetuated in one form or another with almost mathematical predictability. As boys we fired our imaginations with the heroes and villains of childhood fantasy. Competition started with “cowboys and Indians”. Comic books read like …

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  • Jeff Burnette

    Ray Gunz and other Cool Stuff

    September 28, 2000 - November 5, 2000

    Jeff Burnette, an award-winning glass blower and a founding member of the Vancouver artists’ cooperative, V6, has created a stunning series of blown glass ray guns to inspire the kid in all of us. “Growing up in the early 60’s,” says Burnette, “I was entranced by the science fiction serials and cliff hangers of the 40’s and 50’s. The fantastic …

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  • Elizabeth Courtney
    Nicola Whetson

    All Our Children

    June 15, 2000 - August 13, 2000

    This audio-visual installation documents a moment in the transition from youth to adult as seen in the life-size painted (oil on canvas) representations of 40 girls between the ages of 13 and 17. The paintings are accompanied by audio recordings of monologues from interviews with the girls prepared by Elizabeth Courtney. Each girl selected her clothing and pose, and settled …

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  • Alice Mansell
    Mickey Meads

    BioGraphics: Staged Practices

    June 15, 2000 - August 13, 2000

    The Script:
    She sat at the computer, trying to think of how the keyboard could be used to translate the frustration, the fury, the disappointment, and the loneliness that still constricted her work after all these years.

    The autobiography, the ironic self-portrait as a famous artist, that once seemed so satisfying now revealed how impossible even that role could be. …

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  • Leah Decter

    Trace

    June 1, 2000 - July 9, 2000

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  • Rachelle Chinnery

    Celebrating the Source

    June 1, 2000 - July 9, 2000

    My medium is as old as the earth; it is the earth itself. My clay vessels are made with the same materials and process a potter ten thousand years ago would have used: ten fingers and a rock. Employing primal ingredients imbues the artwork with something unique to the ceramic arts: the connection it gives me with an ancestral creative …

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  • Winifred Wan-Chun Yu Lee

    Paintings

    June 1, 2000 - July 9, 2000

    Birds and flowers are her main objects, though her occasional landscape paintings are powerful. Looming throughout her words is the theme of a “free mind”.   Being free-minded is being free of the desire for possessions and begets no greed.

    In her artistic creations, using her own way of artistic representation, Winifred caugh the inspiration of Gu Kai-zhi’s “Qian xiang miao …

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  • Kazumi Tanaka

    Spring Wind Travels Ten Thousand Miles

    April 6, 2000 - May 28, 2000

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  • Nerissa Ng

    Trees

    April 6, 2000 - May 28, 2000

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  • Micheal Tora Speier

    Nectarine River

    April 6, 2000 - May 28, 2000

    Nectarine River: Asian Pacific Children’s fable

    “A new born baby’s eyes open to a crowd of relatives. The mother’s side is Japanese and the father’s Jewish. It makes no difference to baby but everyone wants to know how this mixed-race offspring will fit into the world. The cousins sing to spur baby on against a grown-up world of racial naming.”…

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  • Jenny Ham

    Illumination

    April 6, 2000 - May 28, 2000

    My work is concerned with the history and memory of my cultural identity.

    This work is essentially about a sense of cultural displacement and feelings of loss and nostalgia for a homeland. Using objects such as the traditional Korean dress as a metaphor for relocation, I recreate and re-represent them in wax. The representation is meant to signify how history …

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  • Group Show

    Contemporary Art from Korea

    March 2, 2000 - March 27, 2000

    The Richmond Art Gallery is pleased to be receiving the exhibition of Contemporary Art from Korea, an exhibition of sixty-one paintings by thirty-one of Korea’s leading painters, brought to us by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. The Korean Painters Association in Seoul selected the work which has been touring the world since 1995. It has been …

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  • Ricarda McDonald

    Once Upon a Time…

    January 24, 2000 - February 27, 2000

    A recent brain injury offered me many things. Among the offerings were a new perspective and an opportunity to develop a new art process. Previously, much of my process involved thinking it through. Now, with my brain under repair, I had to bring much more fing and experimentation into my process.

    I began with tiny pieces of clay rolled painfully …

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  • Deborah Koenker

    Adrift: a sculptural installation

    January 24, 2000 - February 27, 2000

    During the experience of a chronic, debilitating and largely invisible illness, I planned this installation, without knowing if I would ever be well enough to realize it. The sculptural structure of the work is an overturned boat hull and a 10′ high by 170′ long translucent “wall” which undulates through the gallery, carrying image, text, and shadow projections suggestive of …

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  • Embrace the Visionaries

    November 1, 1999 - January 27, 2000

    Statements and images from the 15 Salish artists. The exhibition was sponsored by the RAG and held at the Richmond Museum.

    Exhibiting artists:

    Esther Bob
    Bradley Dick
    Charles Elliot
    John Elliot
    Joel Green
    Rita George Green
    Mark Guerin
    Floyd Joseph
    Rita Louis
    Barbara Marchand
    Kevin Paul
    Rose Spahan
    Christopher Sparrow
    Irving sparrow
    William White…

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  • Various Artists

    Canadian Contemporary Quilts

    September 12, 1995 - October 29, 1995

     

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  • William P Weston

    Silence and Solitude: The Art of W.P. Weston

    April 3, 1993 - May 23, 1993

    William Percival (W.P.) Weston (1879 – 1967) is best known for his landscape paintings of British Columbia. Born in London, he trained as a teacher at the Battersea Pupil-Teacher Centre and the Borough Teacher Training College in London, and as an artist at the Putney School of Art in London.  In 1909 he immigrated to Vancouver, Canada. Soon after, he …

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  • Bonifacho

    RAG Inaugural Exhibition

    January 16, 1993 - February 15, 1993

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  • Kinichi Shigeno

    RAG Inaugural Exhibition

    January 16, 1993 - February 15, 1993

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  • Barbara Greig

    RAG Inaugural Exhibition

    January 16, 1993 - February 15, 1993

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