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Or Gallery

555 Hamilton St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6B 2R1

T. +1 604.683.7395
E. or @ orgallery.org

Gallery hours 12 - 5PM
Tuesday - Saturday

Admission Free


Special-Project

Editions by Lorna Brown, Raymond Boisjoly, Steven Brekelmans, Aaron Carpenter, Stan Douglas, Hadley+Maxwell, Marina Roy
Or Gallery at NADA Miami Beach
December 3 - December 5, 2015



Special-Event


Or Gallery at the 2015 Offprint Paris Art Book Fair
12 - 15 November, 2015



bookstore


Fred Moten
23 October - 7:00PM, 2015



Special-Event


Or Gallery at the 2015 Tokyo Art Book Fair
September 20 - 21, 2015
Reception 19 September, 3:00-8:00PM

Cranfield & Slade, Sun Songs

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Exhibition

Steven Brekelmans
Flesh and Blood
12 September - 24 October, 2015
Reception Friday, September 11, 8PM in conjunction with SWARM 16

The Or Gallery is pleased to present Flesh and Blood, a new exhibition by Vancouver artist Steven Brekelmans. His new series of ink drawings on panel reference subcultural imagery such as underground comix and punk/heavy metal gig posters. Exhibited as a sculptural installation, the work employs images that harken to early expressions of anti-authoritarian counter-cultural movements, which have since shifted into established and anachronistic signifiers “the underground” within mainstream popular culture. Flesh and Blood reconstructs the tropes of these aging visual languages and contextualizes them within the domain of contemporary art. Here Brekelmans’ enlarged cartoons display reverence for illustrated art forms, the coded black and white line work and the technical skill required to render them. The works are also simultaneously drawings, sculptures and (monochrome) paintings suggesting a mixture 20th century art figures running from the penultimate low brow of Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth through one liner New Yorker cartoons to major figures of abstract art such as Anne Truitt and Ellsworth Kelly. The ambiguity of this mixture is apparent and asks us to reflect critically on the historical movements of visual form and the qualities and conditions of human expression.

Steven Brekelmans Flesh and Blood



Launch

Steven Brekelmans & Fiona Curtis
If I wanted to sit on the sand I wouldn't have brought this log.
at Kitsilano Beach, 20 June - 2:00 PM, 2015



Artist-Talk

Rehab Nazzal

6 June - 2:00PM, 2015



Exhibition

Noor Abuarafeh, Ayed Arafah, Mais Darwazah, and Rehab Nazzal
#saltandwater: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
6 June - 18 July, 2015
Reception 5 June, 8:00PM
Curated by Margaret Stern

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bookstore


Liquidate
May 28, 5:00 - 9:00PM, 2015



Special-Event


Or Gallery at Offprint London Art Book Fair 2015
May 22 - 25, 2015



Special-Event


Or Gallery at SELECT Fair NYC
May 14 - 17, 2015
Reception VIP Preview May 13, 6-10PM

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talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Geoffrey Winthrop-Young
27 April - 7 PM, 2015



curatorial-talk

Taro Amano, Michelle Hyun, Nathalie Boseul Shin, and Amy Cheng
Presentation at Western Front by visiting curators from Korea, Japan, Taiwan
, 2015
Reception Thursday, April 23, 5PM



talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Christina Hendricks
20 April - 7 PM, 2015



talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Geoff Mann
6 April - 7PM, 2015



talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Matt Hern
30 March - 7PM, 2015



Exhibition

David Hartt
adrift
March 28 - May 9, 2015
Reception Friday, March 27, 8PM

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talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Glen Coulthard
23 March - 7PM, 2015



talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Carla Nappi
16 March - 7PM, 2015



Special-Event

Raymond Boisjoly, Jeff Downer & Kyla Mallett
Dot Feature: Closing Party and Edition Launch
14 March - 4:00 PM, 2015



talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Harsha Walia
13 April - 7 PM, 2015



talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Willow Verkerk
9 March - 7PM, 2015



talk


Vancouver Institute for Social Research: Am Johal
2 March - 7PM, 2015



Residency

Raymond Boisjoly & Jeff Downer
Dot Feature: 2015 Artist Residency for Risograph Printing
17 February - 14 March, 2015

Curated by Kate Noble



bookstore


Readings by Kegan McFadden, Nick Lakowski, Marina Roy and Anakana Schofield
24 January - 4:30 PM, 2015

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