No Fun City My @SS! - Gam Gallery: What's The Matter? Exhibit

Do you remember all the hooplah recently about Vancouver being a “no fun city”? Well, my response has always been – “It is an amazing city, IF you know where to go.” With that in mind, I am going to be contributing more and more here to try and help our readers find the fun things to do in Vancouver.

For me, the events that are the most fun are not the ones where you buy tickets online from Ticketmaster. Don’t get me wrong, a night out at The Commodore is always fun, but $40+ per show can start to eat away at your cashflow pretty quick. I love getting out to smaller events, smaller shows, stuff that is hard to find. I found something for us.

The good folks at The Gam Gallery in Chinatown are getting ready for their latest exhibit to open on November 16th. The opening reception is on the 16th, obviously, and goes from 8PM to 11PM. Here are some details about the exhibit:


We are going to collaborate on creating multiple interpretations and projecting our own theoretical stances on a found object. This will involve the creation of individual artist statements and personal relations to the “work”. This is intended to generate discussion and/or confusion around authenticity and the creation of theories and/or narratives.


For the material aspect of the show, we are each going to make a reproduction of the found object chosen by the dematerial group. Each reproduction will be made from different mediums chosen by the individual artist, both two and three-dimensional. Our reproductions are meant to counter the theoretical discussion of the other group by questioning the authenticity of reproduction, the value of reproduction, and whether reproduction can be considered art. We are also interested in the idea of the occupation of space and how reproduction functions in terms of space.

This exhibition is made possible through the support of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at The University of British Columbia.

The Gam Gallery, 110 East Hastings

Exhibition runs from November 16 to December 14, 2012.
Opening reception: November 16, 8 to 11 pm.

Gallery hours: Thurs-Sat 1 to 5 pm.

This is post #1 in an on-going feature I like to call NO FUN CITY MY @SS!