Convened by: Jonathan Middleton
Participants: Jesse Birch, Brady Cranfield & Jamie Hilder
In conjunction with the Vancouver Art / Book Fair, Or Bookstore is pleased to launch two new publications by Or Gallery. The launch will take place at Or Bookstore, 555 Hamilton Street.
Ginger Goodwin Way is a book, edited by Jesse Birch, featuring essays by the late Jim Green, Jesse Birch and Michael Turner. The book also documents the 2010 exhibition of the same name at the Or, which featured work by Mariana Castillo Deball, Michele Di Menna, and Until We Have A Helicopter, with texts by Adam Sellen, Eric Bell, and Raymond Boisjoly. Ginger Goodwin Way was an exhibition of contemporary art that engaged with contested stories and histories: re-interpretations, misinterpretations and unofficial versions.
Jesse Birch and Michael Turner will read selections from their essays. Ginger Goodwin Way is printed and bound by Publication Studio Vancouver.
Night Shift is a 12″ vinyl record by Brady Cranfield and Jamie Hilder, which documents the artists’ 2012 performance and installation at the Or Gallery. In response to the idea that titanium dioxide, the primary ingredient in white paint, is used as an indicator of economic recovery, the artists painted the walls of the gallery white every night for the duration of the exhibition. As the title implies, the artists’ labour took place at night while the gallery was closed and was performed for an amount of time equal to the gallery’s regular business hours. Several microphones recorded the sounds of the painting and were played back during the day while the gallery was open to the public. Over the course of the exhibition, as paint builds up on the wall, these sounds also accrued after each night’s work, with each subsequent track layered on top of the previous night’s recordings. Liner notes by Andrew Witt.