Six Cool Art Happenings We’re Looking Forward to Checking Out

Kristin Lim looks ahead to the month of April to see what good things are waiting for us in the local art scene.
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Six Cool Art Happenings We’re Looking Forward to Checking Out

Our April map is jam packed with new exhibitions, artist talks, public art reveals and Capture Photography Fest events. These are just a few of the things on the immediate horizon that we don’t want to miss!

LOOPDALOOP | This is a rotating, month-long exhibition at Burrard View Fieldhouse, where Iris Film Collective is in residency. The project features a 16mm film loop installation created by 8 artists with a view to pushing the boundaries of 16mm film and projection by incorporating some element of interference in the production process. The 8 works will be on view for three nights each throughout the month of April.
THU, APR. 4 | 7-9PM | ON UNTIL APR. 28 | BURRARD VIEW FIELDHOUSE

Burrard View Fieldhouse 545 N. Slocan St, MAP

BAF | New exhibitions open at Burrard Arts Foundation on April 5th: Charlene Vickers’ Chrysalis, new works on canvas and paper; and Holly Schmidt’s Quiescence, sculptural works—papier maché plants—inspired by a 2014 residency in Santa Fe. And, in the BAF Garage, a space for artists to create site-specific works, Alex Achtem unveils Painting a Room Blue, where she covers the space with plastic cups, each filled with water each tinted a different shade of blue, in an attempt to paint the room.
FRI, APR. 5 | 7-11PM | ON UNTIL MAY 25 | BURRARD ARTS FOUNDATION

Burrard Arts Foundation 258 East 1st Ave. MAP

PARTICLES FOR THE BUILT WORLD | We’ve been anticipating this one! Particles for the Built World by Omer Arbel opens at Surrey Art Gallery. The exhibition focuses on Arbel’s experiments in concrete fabric forms over the past five years—from the research stage, to experimentation, and now to its application in the construction of a South Surrey home. The opening reception is on April 13th with an artist talk at 6:30PM.
SAT, APR. 13 | 6:30-9PM | ON UNTIL JUN. 16 | SURREY ART GALLERY

Surrey Art Gallery 13750 88 Ave., Surrey, BC MAP

LIQUID LANDSCAPES | While in Surrey, be sure to check out Nicolas Sassoon’s digital animations for Surrey Art Gallery’s UrbanScreen, located on the west wall of Chuck Bailey Recreation Complex. Inspired by Surrey’s parks, rivers and wetlands, such as the Nicomekl River, Serpentine Fen and Boundary Bay, Sassoon’s pixel animations offer us an impression of Surrey’s natural environment. Changing nightly, the work is on view 30 minutes after sunset until midnight. (photo above taken from Nicolas Sassoon’s website)
ON UNTIL APR. 28 | URBANSCREEN AT CHUCK BAILEY REC CENTRE

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre 13458 107a Ave, Surrey, BC MAP

SUBARCTIC PHASE | Karen Zalamea’s latest body of photographs were produced using a handcrafted 4×5 camera and lenses made of ice—ice made of local Reykjavik water!
FRI, APR. 26 | 7-9PM | ON UNTIL JUN. 8 | ACCESS GALLERY

Access Gallery 222 E Georgia St. MAP

THE POETS HAVE ALWAYS PRECEDED | This group show on at Griffin Art Projects in North Vancouver, explores the rich history of art and poetry in Vancouver from 1960-present. It includes notable emerging and established artists from BC and beyond, whose practice explores the visual and written.
FRI. & SAT. 12-5PM | ON UNTIL APR. 27 | GRIFFIN ART PROJECTS

Griffin Art Projects 1174 Welch Street, North Vancouver MAP

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