11 places to take the best bathroom selfies in Vancouver

11 places to take the best bathroom selfies in Vancouver

Bauhaus restaurant has been listed as one of the top places in Vancouver to take a selfie. It’s fun street art and graffiti-based work by artist duo Olliemoonsta, commissioned for Bauhaus by Fazakas Gallery, is definitely worth checking out.

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Canadian Art 20 Exhibitions to See in 2017

Beau Dick’s participation at documenta 14 this year has been listed as one of the top twenty exhibitions to see in 2017 by Canadian Art magazine.

Beau Dick at Documenta 14, April to September – Until it opens, we aren’t really supposed to know the details of Documenta—the sprawling, quinquennial group exhibition with major taste-making clout in the art world—but the rumours on this one are strong, so it’s hard to hold back. The work of contemporary Kwakwaka’wakw mask-maker Beau Dick will, barring some surprise, be exhibited: reportedly almost a dozen of his masks, some massive in size. This is notable not just because Documenta is showing an Indigenous artist with a Canadian passport, but because 2017 seems poised to be the year in which Indigenous art and culture take the international stage. (Indigenous-art curator Candice Hopkins is on Documenta’s curatorial team; there are also rumours that Inuit art will be exhibited at the Arsenale at the 2017 Venice Biennale.) Let’s hope, and make sure, that it stays there.”

To read the full list by Canadian Art, which includes Northwest Coast Salish artist Susan Point’s exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery opening February 18th, CLICK HERE.

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Great North Exhibition Invite

COUZYN VAN HEUVELEN AND MARK PRESTON – February 8th

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Mark Preston & Couzyn van Heuvelen: Great North

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 5-8 PM

Fazakas Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of works by contemporary artists Mark Preston and Couzyn van Heuvelen.

Both artists are from the North; Preston is of Tlingit ancestry and van Heuvelen is inuk. They are both rooted in their respective histories and traditions, but stray from those methods in unique and fascinating ways. This show aims to examine their perspective voices as artists contributing to the Canadian cultural landscape.

Through Preston’s exploration of traditional Northwest coast formline shapes, he has created a series of sculptural works in the form of unconventional, minimalist cedar panels and masks.

Van Heuvelen’s work explores Inuit culture and identity, new and old technologies, and personal narratives. He strays from established Inuit art making methods and explores a range of fabrication processes through his work. Couzyn holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from NSCAD University.

Mark Preston lives and works in Whitehorse, Yukon. Couzyn van Heuvelen was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and now lives in Southern Ontario.

February 8 – February 25, 2017
Fazakas Gallery
688 East Hastings

Find the Facebook event here.

Couzyn van Heuvelen, Avataq, 2016, screen printed mylar, ribbon, aluminum, helium.

Couzyn van Heuvelen, Beaded Lure, 2015, glass beads, fish hook, thread, brass.

Couzyn van Heuvelen, Fishing Weights, 2015, muskox horn, fish hook, thread, brass.

Couzyn van Heuvelen, Harpoon, 2015, bronze infused stainless steel, leather, wood, steel.

Couzyn van Heuvelen, Baleen Lure, 2015, Baleen, fish hook, thread, brass.

Couzyn van Heuvelen, Walrus Lure, 2015, Silver, fish hook, thread, brass.

Mark Preston, Button Blanket Abstract Drum, 2016, 20″ diameter, 41.5″ long including twine, deer hide, acrylic, rag bond paper, abalone shell, copper, twine.

Mark Preston, Untitled (Mask 4), 2016, yellow cedar, acrylic, twine.

Mark Preston, Untitled (Mask 1), 2016, 15.5″ x 12.5″, yellow cedar, acrylic, abalone shell, twine.

Mark Preston, Button Blanket Abstract Panel 49, 2016, 13.5″ x 13.5″ x 2.5″, rag bond paper, cedar frame, abalone shell, twine.

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