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Jeff Ladouceur: Pearl Path

Jeff Ladouceur

Jeff Ladouceur: Pearl Path
June 15-August 19, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 14, 7pm, featuring music by Hot Towers

Originally from Victoria, BC, Jeff Ladouceur is a prominent figure within Canada's tradition of contemporary drawing. His world is populated by a slowly morphing cast of old-timey comic-inspired characters: droopy elephants, big-nosed salesmen, and bubble babies rendered with a dizzying level of detail. He has shown internationally for many years, including solo shows at Richard Heller, Los Angeles; Galerie Vallois, Paris and group exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Maison Particuliere Art Center, Brussels; The Hole, New York; Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City; and FRAC, Paris, among others. He is represented by ZieherSmith, New York. He primarily divides his time between Vancouver and New York.

This is Ladouceur’s first solo exhibition with a Canadian art museum and will be the largest number of works shown in one institution to date. A book, which includes a written piece by renowned Canadian author Sheila Heti, coincides with this exhibition.

Public Programs

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 14, 7-9pm | Free, Everyone Welcome
Join us for the opening reception at the Burnaby Art Gallery. The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception with live music featuring Hot Towers (Lee Hutzulak, Brady Marks, Matt Skillings, Brady Cranfield): a beat-based synth quartet improvising with psychedelic intensity, searching for transcendence through confusion.

The artist will be in attendance. Beer sponsored by Steamworks. 

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In the BAG Family Sundays: Sunday, June 17, 1-4pm | Free, drop-in, all ages
Come and make art! Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then into the studio for family-friendly art projects. This month's theme: Cartoon Creatures. This program is sponsored by ABC Recycling.

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Tea & Tour: Tuesday, June 19, 2-3:30pm | $7.50 | 55 yrs + 
Join gallery staff for a guided tour of the current exhibit and finish the visit by settling into the Fireside Room for tea and treats.
Call 604-297-4422 to register. 

Artist Talk: Sunday, June 24, 2pm | Free, Everyone Welcome
Hear directly from Jeff Ladouceur about his exhibit Pearl Path. This solo exhibition will be the largest amount of works shown by the artist in one institution to date. 

Drawing Jam with Jeff Ladouceur: Saturday, July 7, 1-4pm | Free, drop-in, all ages
Drop in and bring your imagination. Join the artist as he guides you to create nonsensical and hilarious drawings. 

Image: Jeff Ladouceur, Art a.k.a Cloaky #7 (Growth of The Soil, Abstracts in Oil) (detail), 2018, pencil, gouache, ink and watercolour on paper, 28.0 x 38.3 cm, image courtesy the artist