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The Artist Poster Show

Artist Poster Show

February 8-April 7, 2013

The Burnaby Art Gallery is pleased to present The Artist Poster Show, an exhibition exploring the didactic evolution of artist exhibition posters. Drawn primarily from the Burnaby Art Gallery’s permanent collection, the showcase spotlights the artist’s ability to communicate time, place, symbolism or space though an exhibition poster.

See works by artists like the eccentric Gilbert and George, the explosive international feminist group Guerrilla Girls, the beloved Canadian painter Jack Shadbolt and multidisciplinary artist Rodney Graham. Also on display will be a contemporary selection of artist posters from Vancouver artist-run centres like Artspeak, Or Gallery and Western Front. The exhibit will feature a newly commissioned 12-poster series by Sonny Assu. There Is Hope, If We Rise #1-12 is in support of the Idle No More movement, 1200 printed posters will be available for free, and 25 special editions will be available for purchase. Click here for more information on how to purchase these prints.

Featured Artists:

Sonny Assu
Vanessa Beecroft
Mary Plumb Blade
Michael De Courcy
Michael Drebert
Ron Eckert
Edgar Heap of Birds
Robert Evermon
Brendan Fernandes
Gilbert and George
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Rodney Graham
Guerrilla Girls
Jack Hardman
Jacques Hnizdovsky
Gordon Matta-Clark
Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades
Robert Rauschenberg
Ed Ruscha
Igor Santizo
Jack Shadbolt
Frank Stella
Raymond Verdaguer
Ian Wallace
Lawrence Weiner
Laurel Woodcock

The Artist Poster Show Programming

Lunch B.A.G. Day
Friday, February 15, noon-1pm
All ages, $12 includes lunch
A tour and talk led by Public Programmer, Shaun Dacey. The tour will be followed by a lunch, a cheese selection and tea and coffee.
Register 24hrs in advance, 604-297-4422.

Curator’s Tour
Saturday, February 16, 2pm
All ages, Free
Talk and tour by BAG’s Director/Curator, Darrin Martens

In the B.A.G. - Family Program
Sunday, February 24, 1-4pm
All ages, Free
Join us for an interactive experience that combines the current gallery exhibit, The Artist Poster Show, with a free, hands-on studio activity. No registration required.

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Georgia Straight