- April 21, 2011 to May 21, 2011
Independent curator Liz Park proposes to create a reading room project at grunt that will feature the works of Michael nicoll Yahgulanaas. This reading room project is two-fold: 1) An installation of a reading room or "Manhwa bang" (literally meaning "comic room" in Korean) consisting of Yahgulanaas's published works, and an archive containing an assortment of previously unseen graphic works that reflate to his publications; and 2) A limited print run publication project compiling selected graphic works done by Yahgulanaas over a thirty year time period that stretches from 1997 to present.
By Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
- Curated by Liz Park
- September 9, 2010 to October 16, 2010
Using animation, sounds, warping and time shifts this 5 minute video loop runs forwards and backwards looking for forgotten details, mimicking the way memories are replayed in the mind. LoopLoop is made from an image sequence Patrick Bergeron captured in a train traveling to Hanoi in Vietnam. Bergeron filmed the houses along the railroad. The 1000 images of this sequence have been stitched into one long panoramic image. Moving elements have been seamlessly integrated into the panoramic still activating it in subtle and surprising ways.
By Patrick Bergeron
- May 14, 2010 to June 26, 2010
Merritt Johnson's new work at grunt gallery investigates perceptions of division and confluence where land and sky meet. Johnson's work both constructs and dissolves the landscape, concrete and imagined, measuring the absurdity of boundaries, borders and territories. Referencing mapping, her work also surveys sky by layering, revealing and inverting ideas of earth and sky, Johnson reveals information encoded not in GPS systems but in indigenous knowledge.
By Merritt Johnson
- Curated by Tania Willard
- February 11, 2010 to March 20, 2010
Altered is a new grunt gallery project by Vancouver based artists Jan Wade and Nhan Nguyen focusing on altar pieces or shrines, which both artists have explored extensively within their work over the past two decades. This project, comprised of shrines installed at the grunt gallery and corresponding video screenings at the Mountain View Cemetery's new Celebration Hall, looks at cultural histories around memorial and how we remember.
By Jan Wade, Nhan Duc Nguyen
- January 9, 2010 to February 6, 2010
"My fervent desire with this exhibit Bad Boys: Portraits of Mediated Performance is to call up the imaginary, the symbolic, the structure and the soul that is the monolithic experience of masculinity." "I have attempted to lay out this experience in three aesthetic approaches - the salon, a collaged wall of chaos, an intermingling map of sorts of images, text and costumes. The second is the personal: inviting friends to reflect on their relationships with fathers, brothers, grandfathers, uncles, sons and husbands. The final addresses the way in which singular famous individuals are canonized from an explosion of tabloid material to the contextual cage that we participate in building for them."
By Sean George
- Curated by Glenn Alteen