If Only We Were Bulletproof, 2017, Yvonne Muinde, Oil on canvas, 36" x 24", $6,800

“Beauty without makeup” paintings by Yvonne Muinde by Mélanie Fossourier Does beauty have a color? In a world where cultural diversity is often synonymous with tension, can art be a privileged medium for dealing with racism? The paintings of Kenyan artist Yvonne Muinde have been replete with Vancouver’s Fazakas art gallery since September 7th. The Fazakas Gallery…

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Go to @meetbeaudick on Instagram for contest details! Enter for your chance to win tickets to the Sept 30th VIFF 2017 premiere screening of Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters!

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OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, Sept 7th, 6-8 PM EXHIBITION: Sept 27 – Oct 21, 2017 Please join us on the evening of September 7th for the opening reception of Between Righteousness and Racism, an exhibition of works on canvas by Yvonne Muinde. Yvonne Muinde’s work depicts subjects mined from her photographs, memories, and experiences of living and traveling around the world….

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‘MEET BEAU DICK – MAKER OF MONSTERS’ ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR VIFF 2017 In the first programming announcement for this year’s film festival, 12 titles have been revealed in VIFF’s B.C.-based Sea to Sky stream, including LaTiesha Fazakas and Natalie Boll’s documentary feature, Meet Beau Dick – Maker of Monsters. “Sometimes the increasingly insane art…

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Image: Fazakas Gallery installation view ROTATING SUMMER DISPLAY For the summer months of July and August, Fazakas Gallery will be presenting a rotating display of works by various contemporary Indigenous artists, including WAYNE ALFRED, RANDE COOK, JENEEN FREI NJOOTLI, ALAN HUNT, MARK PRESTON, and COLE SPECK. Be sure to visit the gallery over the summer to view…

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On Sunday, June 18, there will be a street party at Princess Ave and E Hastings St from 2:00-6:00 to celebrate the cultures and histories of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. The afternoon will include music, dancing, a BBQ, Pow-wow, Artisan kiosks, and kids activities.  

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Among many artists included in the roster this year, Haida artist Corey Bulpitt will participate in the second Vancouver Mural Festival. From The Georgia Straight. Artists from Vancouver and around the globe will be transforming city walls across Mount Pleasant and Strathcona once again from August 7 to 12, for the second annual Vancouver Mural Festival….

Couldn’t make it to Germany for Documenta 14? Check out this video by Huffington Post for a sense of the sights and sounds of the exhibition! Full list HERE

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Beau Dick’s Undersea Kingdom has been listed as one of the top highlights to see at documenta 14 Kassel. Check out the full article HERE Image: A woman looks at 20 masks from the series “Undersea Kingdom” (2016-17) by artist Beau Dick on June 7, 2017 in Kassel, Germany. Photo Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images.

Rolling in the Deep, 2016, Rande Cook (Kwakwaka'wakw), Sandblasted and painted red cedar, 48" x 30", SOLD

New works from Rande Cook and Cole Speck Rolling in the Deep, 2017, red cedar and acrylic, 48″ x 30”, $2,500. Chasing the Light, 2017, red cedar and acrylic, 48″ x 30”, $2,500. Rande Cook continues his series of abstract, sandblasted cedar panels with these incredible new pieces. Always innovating and creating, Cook’s stunning designs…

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It is with truly heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our dear friend and gifted artist, Beau Dick. Beau’s art has a profound effect on all who are privileged enough to experience it firsthand. His spirit continues to live on through his powerful work and for that we are eternally grateful. Beau was a pioneer, a…

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Fazakas Gallery is deeply saddened to say goodbye to a longtime friend and one of Canada’s greatest, Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick. His spirit, legacy, and activism for his community will live on through his powerful work. Rest In Power Beau Dick, thank you for making a difference in all of our lives. CBC News report on Beau…

Shaman Headdress (2010), Beau Dick (Kwakwaka'wakw), Red cedar, acrylic, feathers, human hair, and hide, 14” x 14” x 4”

Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick has been selected by curator Matthew Higgs as one of his favourite works to be exhibited at NADA 2017 by Fazakas Gallery. Higgs, is a writer, curator, and artist, born and raised in the UK. He is a pioneer in the British contemporary art curation scene. To read the full article, CLICK…

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Beau Dick’s participation at documenta 14 this year has been listed as one of the top twenty exhibitions to see in 2017 by Canadian Art magazine. “Beau Dick at Documenta 14, April to September – Until it opens, we aren’t really supposed to know the details of Documenta—the sprawling, quinquennial group exhibition with major taste-making clout…

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COUZYN VAN HEUVELEN AND MARK PRESTON – February 8th Mark Preston & Couzyn van Heuvelen: Great North OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 5-8 PM Fazakas Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of works by contemporary artists Mark Preston and Couzyn van Heuvelen. Both artists are from the North; Preston is of Tlingit ancestry…

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Introducing Couzyn van Heuvelen Baleen Lure (2015), Couzyn van Heuvelen, Baleen, fish hook, thread, brass. Fazakas Gallery is excited to introduce the work of Canadian inuk artist Couzyn van Heuvelen. Born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, but living in Southern Ontario for most of his life, his work explores Inuit culture and identity, new and old technologies, and…

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Check out Metro News’ latest article on artist Beau Dick. CLICK HERE to read the article. Years later, power of copper breaking ceremonies still resonates Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick and his daughter Linnea are bringing copper breaking ceremony overseas. CARA MCKENNA/METRO Kwakwaka’wakw carver Beau Dick and his daughter Linnea at a lecture at the University of…

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All Together Is The Best Example / Group Show Reception: Saturday, Dec. 10th, 2-4 PM Hours: Tues – Sat, 10-6 PM COREY BULPITT ROBERT DAVIDSON BEAU DICK CARLOS COLÍN RANDE COOK JOSH DAWSON ALAN HUNT THOMAS HUNT JR. MARK PRESTON SUSAN POINT YVONNE MUINDE CAROLLYNE YARDLEY WAAP’s group show, The Best Example Is All Together,…

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We are very excited to announce that Jeneen Frei Njootli has been named one of 40 artists whose work will be featured in Vancouver Special, a new triennial exhibition inaugurated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. The first edition of the triennial, entitled Ambivalent Pleasures, will open on December 3rd, 2016 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver…

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OPENING CARLOS COLÍN & JENEEN FREI NJOOTLI Emerge Reception: Thurs, Nov 3rd, 6-9 p.m. Exhibition: Nov 3 – Nov 24, 2016 Carlos Colín (Guadalajara, Mexico) and Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin Nation) are two emerging contemporary artists that have recently come out of the UBC Masters program. Their individual work grapples with issues of identity…

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MARK PRESTON – Artist Talk Join us this Saturday, September 17th from 4 – 6pm for an artist talk and print signing by Mark Preston (Tlingit). Mark is releasing a limited edition print of 43, in celebration of his solo exhibition at Fazakas Gallery. MARK PRESTON lives in Whitehorse, Yukon. He is a multidisciplinary artist who works…

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  Article by Vancouver Sun’s Kevin Griffin   ART SEEN: Art galleries move into historic 1931 building on East Hastings      KEVIN GRIFFIN   More from Kevin Griffin     Fazakas Gallery and Wil Aballe Art Projects are now in the Heatley Block, 688 East Hastings. Fazakas is on East Hastings while WAAP is…

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