Randi Obenauer, the creative behind the beautiful handmade leather goods, ORABAGS and former Dynamo member, has generously donated 10 crystal pouches to Dynamo to boost our funding efforts! These beautiful products are available to anyone who donates over $2o. If you are one of the donors that have already donated to us, please let me know if you would like to receive one!
(Anonymous / Vinny Gib / Ginny Tran / Nathan & Jennifer Shapiro / Francis Virtusio / Anonymous / Ryan Romero / Jasmine Boloori / ).
Sammiches is a collection of 51 international artists’ interpretations of the much-loved icon that is the giant cartoon sandwich. It is a massive 10″x14″ full-colour, perfect-bound, coffee-table conversation starter that will change the way you look at sandwiches forever.
This deluxe edition is finally seeing the light after more than a year’s worth of planning and production. We are celebrating this release with a party and an exhibition of some works from the book. Come on down to Dynamo Arts Association at 30 East 6th ave (Ontario & 6th) on March 8th. There will be original paintings, videos, prints, drawings and copies of the book and other artist’s books available for sale as well as DJ’s, drinks and finger sammiches all night. Several artists will be in attendance. Everyone’s invited!
If you can’t make the opening, the exhibition runs for the rest of the weekend from Noon – 5pm. Come get your copy before anyone else…
Book and exhibition include works from: Matthew Allison / Derek M Ballard / Josh Bayer / Morgan Blair / Andy Burkholder / Noah Butkus / Celeste Byers / William Cardini /Max Clotfelter / Sara Cwynar / Michelle Devereux / Jason Fischer / Erin Green / Viktor Hachmang / Anna Haifisch / Clay Hickson / James Hines / Ryan Humphrey / Ben Jacques / Nathan Jones / Brennan Kelly / August Lipp / Chris McD / Allan McEvoy / Jesse McManus / Kyle Mowat / Leisha O’Donahue / Mark Oliver / Michael Olivo / Marc J Palm / Nathan Prouty / Puck / Rand Renfrow / D’Metrius Rice / Joel Rich/ Julien Rivoire / Brad Rohloff / Hania Stella-Sawicka / Tom Sewell / Smithe / Alex Schubert / Jordan Speer / Hattie Stewart / Alex Stursberg / Pete Toms / Benjamin Urkowitz / Jordy van den Nieuwendijk / Jon Vaughn / White Swallows / Joshua Wiley / Eric Yahnker
After party @fortune Happy Ending Fridays! Free entry with Sammiches/Drawuary stamp. https://www.facebook.com/events/483247015046420/
Soloists features new work by Mike Bourscheid and Kris Lindskoog – sculptures and works on paper that explore the concept of the sublime, it’s romantic underpinnings and inexorable ability to conjure notions of the heroic wanderer.
Channeling the alternate persona as a strategy for artistic production, both artists construct images, scenarios and encounters that embrace the romantic, absurd and fantastical.
Here, the notion of studio artist is transcendental - able to suspend disbelief, and operate in self- styled fictions that might evade contemporary trappings.
This exhibition is presented by Ship, a curatorial project by Kuh del Rosario and Warren McLachlan
Opening reception February 15, 7:00PM Performance by Mike Bourscheid 9:00PM Exhibition Runs February 15 – 23, 2013
Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6 or by appointment.
Mike Bourscheid lives and works in Berlin, Luxembourg and Vancouver. He received a BFA and MFA from the University of Arts Berlin (UdK), Germany. Recent solo exhibitions include: diese Aufgebocktheit, UdK Berlin, Germany, (2012) Waldi auf dem Dach, Galerie Traversee, Munich, Germany, (2011) Group exhibitions include: Gute Karten, Haus am Kliestpark, Berlin, Germany (2012), Accrochage, Galerie Traversee, Munich, Germany (2011), Beihirsche hintern Feuchtblatt, Artgentik, Luxembourg. He is Winner of the Cyrill Lachauer) 2010. Photography Prize of the IBB Bank Berlin, Germany (together with Cyrill Lachaer) Mike is currently preparing new work for You I Landscape, Triennale Jeune création 2013, Luxembourg.
A performance by Bourscheid will begin at 9pm
Kris Lindskoog works and lives in Calgary, Alberta. He received a BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design and was an artist in residence at the Corbin Union Residency, 2012. He is currently exhibiting at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in ECOTONE. Recent Exhibitions include, Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art, 809 Gallery, Calgary, AB, Timeland: The Alberta Biennial, Art Gallery of Alberta,Edmonton (2010) Edmonton, and Kling og Bang Galleri, Reykjavik, Iceland, (2009) His solo exhibition Binocular View opens at Stride Gallery in Calgary in April.
Organized by SHIP, a curatorial project by Kuh del Rosario and Warren McLachlan
We are Dynamo Arts Association; a non-profit arts organization based in Vancouver. We are a non-profit organization, established in August 1996. Our focus is to provide affordable artists studios, and a location for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work. We currently inhabit a 3200 sq. foot, light industrial space in Vancouver, which houses twelve artists studios and a small gallery space.
What happened to us:
We began renting this space after leaving our home of sixteen years, in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in June 2012. Our departure from that location was unpleasant, and abrupt. It was brought about by a number of circumstances, in particular our landlord’s decision to sell the already unsafe and dilapidated building to developers concerned with resale value of our space. Our passive eviction from the building follows a pattern through which artists and low-rent tenants have been forced out of Vancouver’s downtown by sky-rocketing real-estate prices.
What we are doing about it:
Recognizing the fact that this trend has caused harm not only to the livelihoods of individual artists, but also to the richness of Vancouver’s cultural community, we have made it our goal to concentrate on the positive possibilities that this situation presents. With that in mind, we are in the process of re-establishing ourselves in a new location. After months of searching for a space to fit our specific needs and our fast-dwindling budget, Dynamo finally found a home in the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood. With this new sense of stability, we are currently working hard to re-establish Dynamo as a strong and important member of Vancouver’s Art Community. Since our move, we have organized an art exhibition featuring international artist, Matt Calderwood. Dynamo was involved in the recent, Institutions by Artists Conference in October 2012. To continue to host such ambitious endeavours that engage the public, and present exciting and innovative artists, we need to your help.
How you can help:
All of this costs money, and lots of it! In order to reach our objective of developing the Dynamo Studio’s and Gallery as a place for artists to produce artwork, and for the public to experience it, we are asking for your help. Because each of our members splits their time between making artwork, facilitating Dynamo, and attending to day jobs, we would be extremely grateful for your assistance in funding the initial stages of our venture. The majority of funding collected through GoFund Me will be devoted to supporting our gallery. The reason for this is two-fold: as well as being the portion of our project that most directly benefits the public, the space that it occupies is costly and cannot be covered by rent paid by our artist tenants.
As many of you are aware, Dynamo has been without a home for a few months now. Dynamo moved out of 142 West Hastings in July 2012 and it was truly bittersweet. Dynamo has been at that location from the very beginning, so saying goodbye to the old space, also meant saying goodbye to a lot of history and some pretty amazing memories.
The move was a complete shock that left us suddenly without a studio and for many of us, without our second home. During the Dynamo hiatus, many members used the opportunity to find a new studio space or create a live/work space in their own homes. But others, as some will attest, roamed the streets of Vancouver, feeling lost and discombobulated. Very true.
But Happy news! Dynamo will be back up and running, as early as September 15, with a new location, with some old members still involved along with new members. We will be announcing our open-house soon, so please check back here for dates and times. We would love to see you.
if i get one more phone call from hydro to get into dynamo i will file a formal complaint with victoria re societies act and if i get one after that i will phone police report a grow op under the dynamo studio in the basement g t
I have had six calls this week from BC Hydro asking to be let into Dynamo Please get your dog dam act together and get the number changed I have had quite enough of your childish incompetence you let Garry ago now you after six months have still not changed his name with BC HYDRO what else have you mismanaged. I wish i could wish you good luck but I have very bad feeling about your youthful self centered incompetence. Adair Patterson Stage 4 cancer patient.
Dear Ms. Patterson,
Thank you for this letter; though your allegations are completely unfounded and baseless, it did prompt me to call BC Hydro immediately. The conversation that transpired between the BC Hydro representative and myself was sooooooo amusing! They confirmed there was no other number under our account except for the Dynamo number and you’re not a contact. If you want to confirm this, please call them yourself 604-224-9376. Perhaps BC Hydro is calling for your own account.
As for our “childish incompetence”, we have been successful in resurrecting the gallery, managing 22 studios, establishing an overdue internet connection, hosting (very well attended) monthly Dynamo meetings, hosting a Dynamo website which features all the members accomplishments and latest exhibitions, keeping our bookkeeping in order, collecting rent from “ALL” our members, as well as keeping our Dynamo bank account in the black.
What we have mismanaged, our biggest regret, is keeping a blind eye to all the mismanagement and irresponsible actions from your husband. This unfortunately, have held back Dynamo from progressing into it’s full potential. This fact became glaringly obvious in the days leading up to his notice and last days in the studio. Below is a list of all the things your husband did that displays lack of care for the team and Dynamo:
-did not pay his monthly rent; he paid when he felt like it. I can give you proof of this if you need, as the bookkeeping is now transparent and accounted for. so, as it stands, he still owes Dynamo money
-he left mounds of garbage in the space that the rest of us had to clean. we made 5 trips to the bins and the wall of the gallery is permanently stained from all the oils and mediums he used
-he did not surrender his keys which subsequently caused Dynamo more money to change the locks
-we are still getting threatening emails (such as this) from you and your husband which is displays your own childishness and inability to communicate with maturity and reason
As for your threat to file a FALSE and ridiculous complaint about a grow operation in the first floor of the building; I will be taking this straight to our current landlord. He will certainly be interested to know about this, especially since he has been downstairs regularly supervising renovations.
And thank you for telling me about the circuits, though we are already aware of this fact since we have had a licensed electrician rewiring the building.
Please let me know if you have any other concerns, keep on LOL.