Wednesday, June 12, 2019


14 June 2019 through 28 July 2019
Reception for the artist Thursday 13 June 2019, 6-9pm

Curated by Steven Tong

A selection of recent olfactory objects and painting by Megan Hepburn. Created over nine months at residencies in Sofia, Bulgaria and Vermont, USA, this exhibition questions the temporality and endurance of an internal life or mind conditioned by terminal illness and loss.

The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council in the making of this work.⁣
⁣Megan Hepburn is an artist currently based in the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work is grounded in painting and perfumery, and has exhibited nationally and internationally since 2006. Hepburn's work has been recognized by the Joseph Plaskett Award for Painting, the RBC Painting Competition, The Salzburg Society of Friends of the Summer Academy and The Vermont Studio Centre among others. Recent exhibitions include Megan Hepburn and Hannah Yuill at Kombinat in Sofia, Bulgaria, Banana Dust at Spare Room, Vancouver and Dark Sands Ask Why You Talk So Fast at Deluge Contemporary in Victoria, Canada.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Alina Senchenko: Праця та відпочинок (WORK AND LEISURE)

12 April 2019 through 12 May 2019
Reception for the artist Friday 12 April 2019, 6-9pm

Vasyl wakes up every day at 5:30 AM, boils some water for coffee, two eggs and a slice of rye bread with kovbasa and cheese. He looks out the window and waits for the sound of the train that is scheduled to come by at 5:45 AM. The sound fills the small kitchen. The windows tremble. Still looking out, rows of chestnut trees are full bloom now, into the street where Natalia Oleksandivna in an orange safety vest swipes the pavement with an old wooden broom. The air is filled with spring.

Leaning before a row of peaches, Olena closes her eyes, inhales a scent of her childhood vocations: the mix of peaches and pine. She buys two peaches before walking on her own for the first time down the road towards the sea. The heat causes the road around her to shimmer, towards the beach.

Alina Senchenko is a Ukrainian artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
In the past few years, Senchenko has examined the cultural, social structures of contemporary society, with an interest in the urban and rural spaces that we create and occupy. The current Ukrainian political situation is a preoccupation of her practice. Senchenko’s practice primarily focuses on photographs, found images, text, collage, and performance.