Thursday, October 19, 2017

Michael Drebert, Amy Gogarty and Demian Petryshyn: CARRIERS

26 October - 17 December 2017
Curated by Allison Hrabliuk
Reception for the artists and curator Thursday 26 October 2017, 6-9pm

These three artists spend their time responding to where they find themselves. Through daily walks around East Vancouver, Amy Gogarty interjects herself directly into the city landscape, painting en plein air to create an archive of her changing neighbourhood on clay pots. Demian Petryshyn goes inward, to his apartment, where he expands space through the minutia of natural aquarium cultivation. Michael Drebert finds himself at the beach, where the sea and the city meet, and has been writing about his daily encounters of the two.

This exhibition presents their recorded discoveries in clay, watercolour, and writing, humanizing our encounters with the built structures and detritus of the city.
Michael Drebert will read from his writings Cormorant, during the exhibition opening at 7:00 pm.

Image: Amy Gogarty, China Creek North, Looking North and East, 2017, cone mid-fire stoneware, glaze, underglaze, 11" x 8 3/4"

Thursday, August 10, 2017


10 August extended through 1 October 2017
Opening reception Thursday 10 August, 6-9pm

Curated by Steven Tong

When we see, we see codes

On August 10th, CSA Space will be presenting a solo exhibition by Graeme Wahn, Recent & Selected Works (Wing Nut). This exhibition sees Graeme maintaining a photographic work ethic aimed to re-present a vision of material worlds through conventions of photographic seeing.

The exhibition features around fifteen individual works - modestly sized colour photographs set within wooden frames & compositions. The works are handmade, and their meager tactility is likened to imprecise spaces depicted within the images. It’s if you see things flat, and look at a lot of level surfaces. There are also signs, and with scrawls, different marked paper and how it sits square - and then, in the same way, it also gets tightened too, because it reads itself and knows how it forms.

Since graduating from Emily Carr in 2015 Graeme has exhibited at Gallery 295, UNIT/PITT Projects, Flux Gallery in Winnipeg, Penticton Art Gallery, as well as the Vancouver Art Gallery. He continues to live and work in Vancouver and is beginning an MFA at SFU’s School for Contemporary Art in the fall.

Graeme Wahn's website