2010, A Collective Response
I have been invited to become a member of the Gallery Gachet Collective beginning in 2010. I am honoured to be part of a Gallery that has been a long term contributor to the Vancouver Arts community. For February 2010, the Collective has put together a show that addresses the current local arts and culture climate. Below are excerpts from their recent press release.
“Gallery Gachet presents the exhibition ‘A Collective Response’, featuring The Gallery Gachet Collective’s response to the current cultural landscape in Vancouver. The exhibition showcases each artist’s reaction to the arts funding cuts through their own art-making practice, celebrating and reinforcing the importance of art as a critical means for achieving a healthy and flourishing society.
A Collective Response aims to focus on the critical role of art in society, in particular as a way of responding to contemporary issues. Vancouver is currently undergoing a massive upheaval, and these changes affect all its citizens profoundly. Gallery Gachet’s Collective Membership feels strongly about the importance of community engagement and asserting a response to these changes, and they believe that art provides a powerful and significant channel for dialogue.”
A COLLECTIVE RESPONSE
The Gallery Gachet Collective
Curated by Lara Fitzgerald
Exhibition runs: 5th – 28th Feb
Exhibition is part of Art Walk 2010,
Opening Reception: Fri Feb 5th, 7 – 10pm
Dance Party Celebrating the Arts: Sat Feb 3th, 8 – late (With support from Art Walk 2010 and the Alliance for Arts and Culture)