June 22 - July 27, 2013
House Advantage features new work by artists Fabiola Carranza, Yuriko Iga, Arvo Leo, and Peggy & Karen Ngan based on ideas of play, chance, and commerce in contemporary art practices, with a paralleling focus on the culture of gambling and games. Each of the artists have developed a gaming scheme, reminiscent of popular gambling activities.
House Advantage aims to make a direct connection to gambling revenue, and simultaneously encourage our audience to consider and engage with both the value of art and how alternative forms of currency are being exchanged. These exchanges in turn initiate the flow and transformation of identities and roles. The exhibition is designed to actively reflect gaming as a cultural phenomenon.
March 16 - May 4, 2013
Stratiform is an exhibition featuring work by Berlin- and Saskatchewan-based artist Kara Uzelman. The exhibition is Uzelman’s first solo presentation in Vancouver, and was conceived in the context of a larger series of works and events exploring contemporary forms of melancholy.
Stratiform is an exploration of the melancholic object. Melancholy, it seems, hangs with particular heaviness around objects. As urban subjects, we surround ourselves with an unprecedented volume of material things: objects fix us in time and place, while remaining fundamentally silent, inert and indifferent.