Sketchbook: A Variety Show at the York Theatre

Sketchbook: A Collection of Short Films by Danny McCreery September 20th, 2018, 7:30pm The York Theatre Buy tickets here 19 + only The following interview took place on August 30, 2018 at Moja Coffee on Commerical Drive in East Van between filmmaker Danny McCreery and me, Big City Art. Yes, Danny is my brother, and…

There’s No Place Like Home

A few months ago, I was approached by Dave Gordon with a request to work on a project he had just started. The project was Skeena Salmon Art Fest – an initiative aimed at beautifying Terrace, BC with public art and celebrating salmon as significant culturally, as a food source, and as a tourist draw…

Kerry James Marshall at the Rennie Museum

Kerry James Marshall: Collected Works, will show at the Rennie Museum until November 3, 2018. In order to view the show, you have to book a tour at the Rennie Museum HERE. There is no charge for admission. Here’s a peek into some of his work currently on display there, as seen by yours truly at…

Murakami Storms Vancouver

  It’s February 1, 2018, 8:40 a.m. and Murakami is already getting wired in for the media preview interview at the Vancouver Art Gallery for the opening of his show, The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg. I’m surprised to see him there so early, before most of the media and staff have arrived. And it’s not…

The Space – An Art Gallery and a Unique Business Structure

Yaletown. It’s about the coolest place in Vancouver and that’s one reason why Jolayne Devente chose it as the location for her gallery. As the brain child behind the unique business structure at The Space, an Art Gallery, it’s part of what she counts on to make the gallery a success. The other thing she counts on…

Eastside Culture Crawl at 1000 Parker Street

The Crawl was literally crawling with art lovers this year – young and old, seasoned and new. I found myself halfway between these extremes somewhere, walking up to 1000 Parker Street to check out the highest concentration of artists’ studios in the Crawl. There are a purported 141 studios in the Parker Street Studios Building…

Monet the Revolutionary

To paint something the way it felt, instead of the way it looked, was completely deviant To most art lovers, the name Claude Monet brings up images of art that is easy on the eyes. This is a show you can go to see without having to feel like you’re missing something. Monet doesn’t push…

An Evening with Susan Point at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Since I had been to see Susan Point‘s exhibit, “Spindle Whorl” at the Vancouver Art Gallery four times already, I was thrilled when I received an invitation to accompany Kenji Nagai, art photographer, to the private event at the Vancouver Art Gallery featuring Susan Point herself. Being an amateur photographer myself, I had the chance…

Sculpting Art, Shoes and Life

I assumed it was going to be completely outside of the art circles I had been spinning in since moving to Vancouver “Sensual Tektonica” was the name of the Art Gala showcasing Rudolf Sokolovski‘s work. I don’t even know what Tektonica means, it was a formal event and it cost me $20 to get in….

Howie Tsui on Art Made of Flesh

Heading downtown to the Vancouver Art Gallery on a Tuesday evening after work would have been worth it just to discover what the Kowloon Walled City was. But I didn’t know it was the inspiration behind Howie Tsui‘s animated piece, Retainers of Anarchy when I went to hear him speak that night. I went because his…

Colouring Outside the Formline

From the first time I saw Steve Smith‘s work at the Vancouver International Airport, I knew he was not a traditionalist. In a documentary by Fred Cawsey about the artist and the installations at YVR, Steve says: “My interest isn’t really to do traditional native art … I’m trying to do native art in a way…

Saturday Morning Update: Group Show at El Kartel

Well, it’s Saturday morning again blog followers. Coffee in hand? Great. Here’s a little update on my trip to El Kartel last Saturday night. The show was small but well curated. Because I love fashion and art I was looking for where the two came collide. Someone was paying attention to colour in the curation…