- September 25, 2020 to December 12, 2020
Vancouver-based printmaker Marlene Yuen’s explorations of Chinese Canadian labour histories have through the years taken the form of intricately produced print and paper-based media. Through ‘zines, comics, lovingly crafted artists books and – new for this exhibition – site-specific artworks, Yuen’s body of work comes off the pages and onto the walls. In precise and attentive craftsmanship, Yuen brings dimension to both the known and the overlooked histories of immigrant labour. Drawing from oral histories and archival research inspired by Yuen’s own family history, Cheap! Diligent! Faithful! acknowledges the complexities of labour and immigration in this country – and lifts up the small, remarkable details of lived experience. The exhibition includes the launch of Yuen’s new publication that explores the graphic and cultural history of Ho Sun Hing Printers which closed in 2014, after 106 years of business in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
By Marlene Yuen
- Curated by Vanessa Kwan, Whess Harman
curator | 4 ProgramsCurators Whess Harman
- April 2, 2020 to September 1, 2020
For grunt gallery’s curatorial contribution to Capture’s public works series, we have selected an image from Impatiently Inclined’s series, Human Nature–Last Supper. The collective, comprised of Theo Pelmus, Kris Snowbird, and Daina Warren, have been building a series of work that connects these three artists from vastly different backgrounds by finding points of commonality through process.
By Daina Warren, Impatiently Inclined, Kris Snowbird, Theo Pelmus
- Curated by Whess Harman
- April 19, 2019 to April 21, 2019
Together Apart has been envisioned as a way of making and holding space for 2SQ/Indigiqueer folks to come together and to be in dialogue with one another so that we might centre the conversations we’d like to hear or that we feel have been absent in our communities. However, our intentions are also simple: to celebrate and enjoy one another’s creativity and dedication to our practices, and to recognize one another in such a way that speaks across the distances we experience in our living and movement through our worlds.
By Afuwa, Anne Riley, Arielle Twist, Bo Dyp, Cease Wyss, Chandra Melting Tallow, Demian DinéYazhi’, Edzi'u, Evan Ducharme, fabian romero, Kali Spitzer, KERUB, La Tisha Rico, Lacie Burning, Lindsay Nixon, Mourning Coup, Niilas Helander, Ostoro Petahtegoose, Riley Kucheran, Storme Webber, Vi Levitt, Whess Harman, With War
- Curated by Kali Spitzer, Whess Harman
- January 21, 2016 to April 27, 2019
Spark: Fireside Artist Talks is an informal lunchtime artist talk series hosted by grunt gallery in the Native Education College’s longhouse on the third Thursday of each month. Featuring emerging Indigenous artists with diverse practices ranging from animation to street art, spoken word to sculpture. Bring a bag lunch or grab some home cookin’ from the NEC’s canteen and join in the conversation by the fire as we talk about what inspires artists to make work.
By Alanna Edwards, Amanda Strong, Anchi Lin, Anne Riley, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Chandra Melting Tallow, Cole Pauls, Dusty Hagerüd, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Hans Winkler, JB the First Lady, Jeane Riley, Kali Spitzer, Krystle Coughlin, Lacie Burning, Larissa Healey, Levi Nelson, Madelaine McCallum, Mark Igloliorte, Meagan Musseau, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Raven John, Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, Sarah Shamash, T’uy’t’tanat Cease Wyss, Vi Levitt, Whess Harman
- Curated by Alanna Edwards, Amanda Strong, Kylie Joe, Maize Longboat, Whess Harman