Vancouver’s art scene is already strong, but it’s about to get even stronger.
On November 27, the South Main Gallery (also known as SoMa) opens to the public, marking a brand new chapter for Vancouver’s contemporary art community. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, the gallery is already making a name for itself.
“The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is so alive,” said gallery co-owner and abstract artist Meyvis Araniva in a press release. “We are delighted to be part of this engaged and truly pleasant community. It’s an ideal place to showcase some of the best art in the world.”
SoMa holds pieces from local artists such as John Ferrie alongside internationally acclaimed masters like Cristina Ordóñez. Hoping to fill a space in Vancouver’s cultural fabric, the gallery aims to give the city’s artists another venue to present their work and make a name for themselves.
“John Ferrie’s work makes you step back to absorb the energy and life in his dynamic pieces,” says SoMa co-owner Don MacMillan in the release. “It’s the kind of dynamism you will find in many of our other artists, like abstract painter Carla Tak. These artists are bringing their passion to an already vibrant south Main community.”
When: Friday, November 27
Where: South Main Gallery – 279 East 6 Avenue, Vancouver