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Centipede crawls with queerly macabre experimental animation

With multimedia installations, 3D projections, and more, the pop-up exhibition delves into the complexity of queerness BY GAIL JOHNSON, STIR VANCOUVER SUM gallery and the Flavourcel Animation Collective present Centipede at the Sun Wah Centre April 7 to 9 from 12...

Spring Arts Preview: with restrictions lifted, music thrives in Vancouver

by Steve Newton, Georgia Straight on February 24th, 2022 Live music is back big-time in Vancouver this spring with a wide range of in-person performances presented by companies like the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Music on Main, the UBC School of...

Stir Q&A: Mi’gmaq photographer and mask-maker Duane Isaac explores Indigenous relationship between land and body

BY GAIL JOHNSON, STIR VANCOUVER SUM gallery presents Sovereignty by Duane Isaac from February 17 to May 14. MI’GMAQ ARTIST DUANE Isaac fuses photography with contemporary fantastical masks, his work informed by Indigenous...

Vivek Shraya – Trans artist challenges the use of trauma narratives in an era of virtue signalling

Galleries West | April 14, 2021 Trauma Clown, by Vivek Shraya, on view as part of the Capture Photography Festival at Vancouver’s SUM Gallery until July 1, is a soft but potent critique of audiences and viewing...

Le clown cathartique de Vivek Shraya

 Radio-Canada | April 2, 2021 [Vivek Shraya] est une artiste canadienne très importante, son oeuvre comprend la musique, la littérature l’art visuel, le film, le théâtre, même si elle est sûrement plus connue en tant qu’écrivaine » énumère la co-fondatrice de...

Vivek Shraya’s Trauma Clown photo series probes the commodification of personal pain

Stir Vancouver | April 1, 2021 SUM Gallery presents Trauma Clownto July 1. Opening-night receptions April 1 and 2 are sold out; an online artist talk April 3 at 3 pm is still taking registration....

Five Projects to See at Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival

Canadian Art | March 30, 2021 ZINNIA NAQVI Public installation, Canada Line, April 2 to September 30 Each image from Zinnia Naqvi’s Yours to Discover series is a dense tapestry of meaning. Naqvi stages the immigrant dream—a washed-out, middle-class suburban bliss—and...

Artist and author Vivek Shraya to talk with Jonny Appleseed author and launch solo art show in Vancouver

Georgia Straight | March 30, 2021 Multidisciplinary Canadian artist, author, and University of Calgary professor Vivek Shraya has quite the week lined up for Vancouver audiences. The writer, visual artist, performer, and musician will participate in a literary...

Conversations with Our Relations. Chatting with 2S Indigiqueer Art Darlings – Shane Sable

neverapart.com Aani! Dolly Berlin ndizhinikaas.(Hello! My name is Dolly Berlin) I am a burlesque showgirl and event-producer-on-pandemic-hiatus based in Tkaronto (Toronto). A proud Indigiqueer/Bi+ mixed Ojibwe woman, I am very excited and honoured to collaborate with Never Apart to bring you this...

Art Scene: Different ways of seeing | Listings

Vancouver Sun | November 13, 2020 Sum Gallery A memorial retrospective of work by Geoff McMurchy (1955-2015) features the B.C. artist’s assemblages of found materials. A quadriplegic artist, choreographer, dancer and arts administrator, McMurchy’s legacy includes mentorship of...

Art Scene: Different ways of seeing

The Province | Nov 13, 2020 |Shawn Connor A memorial retrospective of work by Geoff McMurchy (1955-2015) features the B.C. artist’s assemblages of found materials. A quadriplegic artist, choreographer, dancer and arts administrator, McMurchy’s legacy includes mentorship...

Posthumous retrospective of groundbreaking B.C. disability artist’s work opens at Vancouver queer art gallery

Georgia Straight | October 28, 2020 A retrospective of the work of a pioneering B.C. artist will be on display at a Vancouver art gallery for the next month. The memorial exhibit Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations—A Geoff McMurchy Retrospective...

Egg beaters to car-grill wings: SUM gallery takes viewers through the assemblages of late artist Geoff McMurchy

STIR Arts Culture Vancouver – October 28, 2020 Curators re-create the disability-arts pioneer’s metaphorical world of sculptures and collectibles SUM gallery...

SUM gallery Welcomes Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations — A Geoff McMurchy Retrospective

Posted on October 23, 2020 by jminter SUM gallery, Vancouver’s queer mandated visual art gallery is welcoming its newest exhibition – Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations — A Geoff McMurchy Retrospective – opening October 29th.  Running until December 1,...

Events in Vancouver: Live and virtual things to do around metro Vancouver this week

Vancouver Sun/Province | October 22, 2020 Sum GalleryWhere: #425 – 268 Keefer St.Info: sumgallery.caTime-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations – A Geoff McMurchy Retrospective. A memorial exhibition of visual art by Geoff McMurchy, a storm force fag who...

SUM gallery to open Time-Lapse retrospective for disability arts trailblazer Geoff McMurchy October 29

Stir Arts and Culture Vancouver | Oct 20, 2020 Subtitled Posthumous Conversations, the show and talks pay tribute to the late artist SUM Gallery presents Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations—A Geoff McMurchy Retrospective from October 29 to December 1 VANCOUVER’S SUM gallery has...

SUM gallery Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations – a Geoff McMurchy Retrospective

whatsounsqueerbc.com | Oct 20, 2020  SUM gallery TIME-LAPSE: POSTHUMOUS CONVERSATIONS —A GEOFF MCMURCHY RETROSPECTIVE Vancouver, BC, October 19, 2020 – Vancouver’s SUM gallery will be hosting select, special events surrounding their new, Autumn exhibit, Time-Lapse: Posthumous Conversations —...