- October 28, 2016 to December 10, 2016
CALL To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories, and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non. RESPONSE To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/concilliation as a present day negotiation and reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma. callresponseart.ca
By Cheryl L'hirondelle, Christi Belcourt, Esther Neff, Isaac Murdoch, IV Castellanos, Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, Marcia Crosby, Maria Hupfield, Tania Willard, Tanya Tagaq, Ursula Johnson
- Curated by Maria Hupfield, Tania Willard, Tarah Hogue
medium | 6 ProgramsMedium found object
- 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
- January 5, 2018 to February 17, 2018
In January of 2018, grunt gallery will produce the exhibition “Ghost Spring” a two-person show by Dilara Akay and Derya Akay looking at funeral practices within their own family in Turkey, passing down information from one generation to the next. This mother and son team re-creates the rituals around death for some lives who are not considered grievable. The artists will produce an installation and a series of activations that explore ways to deal with ghosts/griefs of many geographies/generations and experience ways to coexist— focusing especially on food that is presented to, and eaten for, the dead. The works in the gallery include garlands and flowers, texts and drawings as offerings to their ancestors.
By Derya Akay, Dilera Akay
- Curated by Glenn Alteen
- 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, Polly Bak, Spike
- 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
- June 15, 2018 to July 28, 2018
When Jeremy Borsos and his wife, Sus, took on the remediation of the Blue Cabin, we at grunt never expected what would eventually come out of it! Using historical materials, they took the structure apart, methodically cleaned every inch, and replaced the rotted out bits. They insulated the walls and fixed the floor. Essentially, they treated it as an archaeological site, collecting its history in scraps of newspapers and mouse nests and, in an archival process, painstakingly saved what remained. The humble structure revealed itself slowly over the six-month period of the restoration and culminated – when they took up the floor – in the discovery of almost 40 posters that had been put there in 1927 to prevent the floor from squeaking. In this exhibition, the Borsos’ present a body of work that documents this journey, while providing us a history of the cabin before Al Neil and Carole Itter’s tenancy, and offering us new insights into the earlier inhabitants— squatters, and marine workers on the foreshore.
By Jeremy Borsos, Sus Borsos
- Curated by Glenn Alteen