- May 9, 1989 to May 20, 1989
The Synthetic Monolith is Robin Peck's translation of the structural language of architecture and engineering into the plastic, representational or synthetic language of sculpture. Peck refers to this work as Anti- Proun, that is, anti-utopian or anti-constructivist. He uses materials of architecture, of the contemporary built environment and the recycled detritus from the culture of consumerism in a different, synthetic, sculptural way.
By Robin Peck
medium | 84 ProgramsMedium Installation
An art assemblage, arrangement, or environment specifically created for a particular interior (a gallery space, etc.). Often temporary.
- January 4, 1989 to January 14, 1989
Open Heart: 1999 Members Group Show: Dawn Richard, Jean MacRae, Danielle Peacock, Daav MacNab, David Asmodeus, Polly Bak, Georgie Haggerty, Garry Ross, Ken Gerberick, Kempton Dexter, Spike, Joey Schwartzman, Merle Addison, Hillary Wood, Pat Beaton
By Daav Macnab, Danielle Peacock, David Asmodeus, Dawn Richards, Garry Ross, Georgie Haggerty, Hillary Wood, Joey Schwartzman, Kempton Dexter, Ken Gerberick, Merle Addison, Pat Beaton, Spike
- December 6, 1988 to December 17, 1988
Garry Ross' objects are easy to dismiss. They are old and for the most part obsolete. By changing the context in which the object is seen, the former use is nulified and it takes on a transformed meaning. Ross subtly alters these elements by transorming the mechanical into a pastoral where they become like a river or a mountain and the contemplation of which brings forth a multiplicity of meanings which speak to the metaphysical.
By Garry Ross
- November 8, 1988 to November 19, 1988
Personal Mythology Is the temple a secret retreat within my own mind? Is the angel a myth of my own potential? The symbol waits for you – to find your own personal mythology. Humankind has always invented myths that search for inner perfection. Amidst the seeming chaos of our real world, mythology offers us hope for a greater potential. These works draw on symbols from classical and religious mythology, inventing new symbols for modern times.
By Yolande Valiquette
- March 17, 1987 to March 28, 1987
In Prime Room, an installation by Dan Olson, minimal elements of drawing, painting, sculpture, text and architecture are combined to create a situation that is simultaneously simple and complex, specific and general, private and public, abstract and representation, self-contained and open ended. It is based on, and also a test of, the human ability to create something, or everything, from almost nothing.
By Dan Olson
- July 8, 1986 to July 23, 1986
"Celli's installation stands garish and threatening, seeming at first to be an obvious comment on the politics of our time Considered more closely, the piece reveals the artist's concern with aesthetics and the assignation of "values and morals" to art."
By Vilio Celli
- March 18, 1986 to March 29, 1986
"Imagine seven giant flightless birds, like emus made out of straw and chicken wire, with foot-long shocks of straw shooting out ffrom their heads like punk haircuts.... run a sinuous, graceful river of eggshells diagonally across a popcorn beach......a three-minute looped tape of drums and screetching violins that Catherine characterizes as "the sound of thos birds talking and singing."
By Catherine Costello, Violet Costello
- January 1, 1994 to January 6, 2016
The Al Neil Collection includes materials on artist, musician, and writer Al Neil whose long and storied career has included grunt's Al Neil Project (see 2005.1015ALN) as a part of the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art 2005, features in brunt Magazine and the web project Ruins In Process: Vancouver Art in the 60s, and continues with grunt's involvement with the relocation, preservation, and reactivation of Al Neil and Carole Itter's cabin from the Dollarton shore. The Al Neil Collection includes physical copies of Neil's music recordings, photocopied and original articles on Neil, and various ephemera related to Neil's life and work.
By Al Neil
- October 11, 2012 to November 17, 2012
“The Sea Is A Stereo” by artist Mounira Al Solh, introduces us to a group of men who swim daily at a beach in Beirut, Lebanon. This practice of swimming takes place despite varying circumstances relating to weather, the change of seasons, and the conflict of war and politics. The work is made up of several elements that use video, photographs and audio-recorded interviews. While these men are connected through their swimming ritual, Al Solh further connects these men to their surroundings, practice and socio-political issues by means of a visual and audio-based installation. This exhibition will take place in the main front room at grunt gallery.The exhibition will also include a newly created work by Mounira Al Solh, entitled, “A Double Burger and Two Metamorphoses: a proposal for a Dutch Cat, a Dutch Dog, a Dutch Donkey, a Dutch Goat and finally, a Dutch Camel”. An ongoing project created in 2010, the artist forces herself to be locked inside an empty house for three days while she communicates through scripted conversations.
By Al Solh, Mounira