UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS IN THE FLATS
Don't miss a chance to see recent Sobey Art Award shortlisted artist Evan Lee at Monte Clarke Gallery. Lee is a Vancouver-based artist whose work is loosely based on the concerns of photography and the ability to manipulate images, calling into question how one sees photographs in a media-based age. The opening reception is Saturday, July 12 from 2pm-4pm, and the show will be on until August 9th.
Equinox Gallery's double-bill of Vancouver artists Marie Khouri (in the East Gallery) and Bob Dempsey (in the West Gallery) is bound to be excellent. Khouri's works are large-scaled organic sculptures, maintaining influence from British artist Henry Moore and her own training in Paris at the Les Ateliers du Louvre. Her sculptures are inviting in their complex forms and smooth surfaces.
Alongside Khouri are wooden sculptures by expert carver Bob Dempsey in his show "North". Dempsey uses his cultural heritage as a basis for his practice, and his works can be found in British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan, and the Canada House in England. In 2013, he was appointed the Officer of the Order of Canada for his dedication to the preservation of Tahltan-Tlingit art.
Gallery 295 celebrates its second Annual Juried Exhibition with local photographers Olivia Bull, Manuel Correa and Andrew Querner in the show "Index". These exemplary emerging artists were selected by jurors Wil Aballe of Wil Aballe Art Projects, Tyler Russell of Centre A, and artist Jennilee Marigomen on the basis of artistic merit and originality. The show will run until July 5th.