Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm only six years older than the gallery that represents me

I'll have some work in the group exhibition going up at the Diane Farris Gallery next week. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the list of other artists is pretty awesome. Here's the copy:

Celebrating 25!

December 4, 2008– January 24, 2009
Opening reception: December 6, 2008, 2 - 4pm

Celebrating 25! is a milestone exhibition launching Diane Farris Gallery’s 25th year. It provides viewers with a survey of the gallery’s artists since its inception, starting with new works by Alan Wood, Angela Grossmann, Attila Richard Lukacs, Graham Gillmore, and Vicky Marshall, including new pieces by Michael Dennis, Judith Currelly, and Gu Xiong, and presenting paintings by rising artists Jesse Garbe, Wil Murray and Nick Lepard.

From its early Gastown days, exhibitions that featured such prominent Canadian artists as Gershon Iskowitz, Michael Snow, David Bierk and Jeffrey Spalding, were alternated with those by emerging artists – many of whom were still students at Emily Carr – such as the eight young artists who made up the landmark Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition by Scott Watson: “The Young Romantics” and the collective “Futura Bold”--- Grossmann, Gillmore, Lukacs and Root.

Diane Farris Gallery continues to play an important role in the Vancouver arts scene and internationally. The gallery wishes to thank all of the artists who have exhibited with them over the years and contributed to making Diane Farris Gallery a vibrant part of Canada’s visual arts community.

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