Special Event

Curator's Talk with Kathy Slade: Gallery Day Vancouver

March 24, 2018

Join Canadian Art editors and contributors on Saturday, March 24, for an afternoon of talks, performance and the launch of our Spring 2018 issue, Dirty Words.

The day will include a performance by artist Divya Mehra, co-presented with 221A, and a launch party at Franc Gallery for Canadian Art’s Spring 2018 issue.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Artspeak, 233 Carrall Street
Writer and Canadian Art contributor Steffanie Ling will moderate a discussion on text-based practices with artists Juli Majer and Casey Wei.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Catriona Jeffries, 274 East 1st Avenue
Julia Feyrer, Background Actors
Led by Canadian Art‘s editor-in-chief and co-publisher David Balzer

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street
Sarah Dobai, Principals & Deceptions
Led by exhibition curator Kathy Slade

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
221A, Pollyanna 圖書館 Library, 221 Georgia Street East
Co-presented by Canadian Art and 221A

In her work, Divya Mehra speaks to the challenging, and often isolating experience of growing up in the Canadian Prairies. Over the last two years, Mehra has begun compiling a series of non-linear short stories and poetics that trace these experiences with a specific focus on race, violence, death, and the service industry. This performative lecture borrows from traditions of comedy, the monologue, and the artist talk, coupled with documentation from her social media streams and text messages.

For the Spring 2018 issue, Mehra has produced a specially-commissioned cover and an artist project.

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Franc Gallery, 1654 Franklin Street

Celebrate the launch of the Spring 2018 issue, Dirty Words at Franc Gallery, where the exhibition Borrowed Landscape featuring work by Glenn Lewis is currently on view.

All are welcome; admission is free.

Space is limited, RSVP required: