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Scott Massey: Unstable Ground

Scott Massey Unstable Ground

April 17 –  June 21, 2015
(Upper Gallery)
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 18, 8-10pm

Presented as part of the Capture 2015 Photography Festival, Scott Massey’s photographic series Unstable Ground records the visual effects of the earth hurtling through space, a well-known but commonly overlooked phenomenon. This accelerated movement is the reason we feel gravity, witness sunrise and sunset, and view the stars turning slowly overhead at night. Subverting the use of an astronomical tool called an equatorial mount that visually counteracts the rotation of the earth, allowing for a fixed view of the stars, Massey employs a large format camera in the place of a telescope.

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Public Program

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 18, 8-10pm
The evening includes outdoor picnic and stargazing with telescopes in Deer Lake Park, alongside members from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) and the Vancouver Telescope Centre. Beer sponsored by Steamworks Brewery.
Steamworks Brewery

In the B.A.G. Family Sundays: 1-4pm 
Come and make art! Get your minds humming with a visit to the gallery and then the studio for family-friendly art projects. A different project featured each month. All ages. Free drop-in.
April 12: Theme: Photography without Camera
May 10: Theme: Night Sky (Mother's Day)

Mixed Media Photo Art Workshop: Sunday, April 26, 12-5pm
Using photography-inspired techniques from the gallery's exhibition, students explore the theme of "capturing moments" to create their very own photo-based mixed media art. Explore smart phone apps, Instagram photography, photo transfer techniques, drawing, painting, printmaking and collaging to create your very own portfolio of mixed media work. $55, 13-18 years. Registration code: 360699.

Art Gallery Tour & Workshop - Homelearners: Wednesday, May 6, 12:30-2:30pm
Our interactive gallery tours are followed by a studio project that brings key ideas from the exhibit to life. Studio theme: Monoprinting and relief making. $16, 6-14 years. Registration code: 360701

Artist Talk: Thursday, May 7, 7-9pm
Join artist Scott Massey for an artist talk of his exhibition, Unstable Ground.

Full Day Art Studio - Homelearners: Friday, May 22, 9:30am-2:30pm
In this full day immersion in visual arts, students develop a mini-portfolio inspired by the current exhibit through in-depth exploration of specific media and concepts. Studio theme: Printer's studio. $38, 9-17 years. Registration code: 360722