RECEPTION & BOOK LAUNCH | Parking Spot Projects | DARK SIDE | AUG 21

Announcing the presentation of DARK SIDE, a group exhibition coinciding with the solar eclipse taking place on August 21st, 2017. Drawings, comix, publications, painting and print works will be shown by Ben Duncan, Lee McKay, Nathan Jones, Stephane Bernard, and The Secret Order of Time, Space and Circumstance (Erin Marranca & Hiller Goodspeed).

8 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
August 17-25, 2017 from 12-5pm
Reception & Book Launch: Monday August 21st, 2017 @ 5-9pm

Ben Duncan’s work is an attempt to convey with earnestness and compassion the trials and tribulations of the common creature. His aim is to construct a visual universe as vast and dynamic as the intangible, imagined counterpart from which each idea is plucked. Disturbing incidents of real-world violence, intentional and otherwise, are filtered through a fruit salad lens in order to bring forth uplifting and lighthearted narratives of triumph and disaster.

Lee McKay was born in Saskatoon and graduated from printmaking at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1996. He is the cofounder of Burnt Toast Print Collective (2001) along with four other ACAD graduates and his work has been shown in Canada, Japan, Spain, Portugal & the Czech Republic. He works primarily in relief and etching.

Nathan Jones is an artist, curator, and founding member of ‘Print Ready’, an ongoing Vancouver-based zine and art book exhibition series. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University. Jones’ art practice has it’s foundation in drawing and painting and he has worked in a wide breadth of media including independent and commercial film, musical performance, sculpture, illustration and design for print. His work has been exhibited in Vancouver, Montreal, and Tokyo. Currently he is one of the principal coordinators for Dynamo Arts Association.

Stephane Bernard is a painter and educator who is currently exploring the archival process as an artistic medium. This practice takes the form of bookworks, critical writing, print-based projects, performance and curation. He recently finished a Post Baccalaureat Diploma with the Visual Arts graduating class of SFU in 2015 after graduating with a BFA from Laval University (2012), in Quebec City.

The Secret Order of Space, Time & Circumstance concerns itself with all matters within the fabric of space-time. Each matter they consider circumstance, and each circumstance is as important as any other: everything and nothingness are one in the same, which can be very disconcerting. Their work is focused on negotiating and understanding this paradoxical world we cannot help but to exist within.

Hours of operation: August 17-25 from 12-5pm + opening on Aug. 21 @ 5-9pm

For more information, please contact: owenwandering@gmail.com