Exhibition Opening Reception
For the Left Hand Alone & Cover to Cover
Capture Photography Festival Canada Line Station Installations
Saturday, April 7, 7:00-9:00 pm
Richmond Art Gallery presents an intriguing combination of photo-based artworks both at the gallery and off-site this spring. On view at the Gallery are two solo exhibitions by artists Ho Tam and Karilynn Ming Ho that engage the aesthetic façade of desire. In dialogue with these exhibitions but outside the physical gallery space, are four public installations along the No. 3 Road Canada Line stations and one at Vancouver’s Waterfront Station, presented in partnership with Richmond Public Art Program, Canada Line and Capture Photography Festival. In the context of No. 3 Road, a transit and commercial hub, artists Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Ho Tam, Karilynn Ming Ho and David Semeniuk are each producing site-specific installations. The exhibitions and public installations represent a cross-section of photo-based practices, responding to our changing economic and cultural landscape, the ubiquity of advertising, and the influence of digital technology within our daily lives. Together the projects address the lure of the photographic image and its ability to instill desire and longing in its audience.
Capture Festival Canada Line Tour
Gallery Director Shaun Dacey
Saturday, April 21, 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Gallery Director, Shaun Dacey will lead a tour of the Canada Line Public Art installations in Richmond and at Waterfront Station in Vancouver as part of the 2018 Capture Photography Festival. Learn more about the practices and individual works of artists Karilynn Ming Ho, Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, David Semeniuk and Ho Tam. From Waterfront Station in Vancouver, continue on to Art! Vancouver 2018 International Art Fair. Admission will be FREE and tour provided by members of the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Meet up at Brighouse Station on Saturday, April 21, at 3:00 pm. The tour will end at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Participants will need to purchase their own one-zone transit fare. Registration is required due to very limited spaces. Register via email: RSVP@capturephotofest.com
Canada Line Art & Art! Vancouver
Free Tours in Mandarin
Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm
Richmond Art Gallery docents lead a tour in Mandarin of Canada Line Public Art installations in Richmond and at Waterfront Station in Vancouver. Learn more about the practices and individual works of BC-based artists Karilynn Ming Ho, Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, David Semeniuk, and Ho Tam. From Waterfront Station in Vancouver, continue on to Art! Vancouver International Art Fair, for free admission and tour by members of the Vancouver Visual Art Foundation at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Please meet at Brighouse Station at April 21, 3 PM sharp. Participants will need to pay their own one-zone transit fare. Registration is required due to very limited spaces.
Karilynn Ming Ho: For the Left Hand Alone
Saturday, May 5, 1:00 pm
Meet the exhibiting artist as she shares the process and ideas behind her work in the Gallery’s current exhibition For the Left Hand Alone.
For the Left Hand Alone and Cover to Cover
Saturday, May 26, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join us at the gallery for a guided tour of the current exhibitions For the Left Hand Alone and Cover to Cover, provided in Mandarin.
Screening & Talk with Ho Tam and Kegan McFadden
Artist Ho Tam
Saturday, May 26, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
In conjunction with the ExplorAsian 2018 Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Festival, Richmond Art Gallery will present a special talk and screening expanding from Ho Tam’s exhibition Cover to Cover. Beginning at 2:00pm, guest speaker, Kegan McFadden will respond to Tam’s photo series, Ghost Image, through which the artist collects photographs and documents of his partner, Kirby who died of an AIDS-related illness in the mid 1990's. McFadden will talk about stories, influences, and how these two fleeting things can be made material.
The gallery will host a screening of Ho Tam’s Confessions of a Salesman (56 min, 2008) and The Visit (16 min, 2015) at 3:00 pm in the Performance Hall. Comprised of 13 short works, “Confessions of a Salesman” features new, old and remixed pieces of the artist’s works from 1994 to 2008. Linked together through the autobiography of a fictionalized businessman, each thematic segment of the video explores facets of identity which constitute an Asian man in contemporary society. The overall fabric of “Confessions of a Salesman” also reveals the artist’s fascination with cataloging the everyday. Both playful and satiric, the artist creates non-linear narratives that evoke both individual and collective memory, from a deeply personal perspective, yet potentially universal kind of vision. In his signature style, Ho Tam intermixes high and low culture, alternating between his various roles as salesman, artist and every man.
In “The Visit”, a man dressed in a 19th Century outfit finds himself in a strange world. Does he belong to the past, the future, or the present time? “The Visit” tries to explore the concepts of travel, expedition and migration.
Exhibition Symposium & Opening Reception
Home Made Home: Germaine Koh
Saturday, June 16, 2:00 - 6:00 pm Symposium
7:00 - 9:00 pm, Reception
Vancouver artist Germaine Koh contributes to the housing discourse through her exploration of small-scale dwelling as social sculpture in her new solo exhibition, Home Made Home opening on Saturday, June 16th at 7:00 pm. An advocate of creative space design, accessibility, sustainability and self-sufficiency, Koh’s compact structures probe the complex housing issues relevant to the Lower Mainland. Earlier in the day the Gallery is hosting an afternoon symposium starting at 2:00 pm in conjunction with the exhibition. Learn, discuss and share information on small space living with local artists, planners, historians and activists. The symposium highlights creative approaches to housing alternatives and ways cities may develop in the future. Free admission, registration required.
For more information, go to Richmond Art Gallery