Fireworks and enlightenment at the Vancouver ContainerArt PNE

Aesthetic enlightenment in a big way at Vancouver’s ContainerArt temporary museum. Since 2009, summer after summer, fireworks have brightened the night sky above the contemporary art installations inside the containers.  Perhaps set off by those “I get it” moments of catharsis by visitors inside? I hope so. Advertisements

The Evolution of ContainerArt museology in Vancouver

Since 2009 the PNE, a ContainerArt partner, guided by its VP Peter Male and supported by a team of engineers and curators has surprised us with ever-evolving  ContainerArt Museum shapes. Nowhere in the world has container museology been explored with such commitment.  As per ContainerArt re-use and recycle ideology, no structural changes, or holes where … Continue reading

Artist selections for ContainerArt Vancouver 2012

Congratulations to: Alanna Kho and Benjamin Ku; Catherine Chan;   Amanda Shatzko;   Bruce Voyce;   Neal Nolan;   Marilyn Chapman;    Mario Sabliak;   Mirielle Dijks for making the cut at the new ContainerArt Vancouver! See your installations at the PNE from August 18th to Sept 3rd!

Call for Artists: ContainerArt Vancouver 2012

Glad to announce the 2012 Vancouver ContainerArt event at the PNE in partnership with Metro Port Vancouver. All artists interested in applying, go to http://www.allianceforarts.com/call-for-artists/2012-pne-containerart-calls-artists.

Vanessa Arnold with Adam Stenhouse @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Name of Installation: deadbooth Artist’s Statement:  a selection of printed portraits and a custom designed-built photo booth. The photos mimic post-mortem documentation photography. The intention is to counteract the teenaged propensity to obsess over mortality, and the media’s focus on bad news, death and tragedy, and offer visitors both introspection and positive movation. http://love-an-arnold.tumblr.com/

Caitlin Butcher & Lisa Tanner @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Title of Work: The movement of fashion Artist’s Statement (abridged): The strips of fabric illustrate color and line in their truest form while the white dresses act as a blank canvas. Patterns created from images of the colored strips of fabric are projected on to the dresses, epitomizing the endless design possibilities.

Reece Wood @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Title: Vancouversion Artist Statement (abridged): it’s strange the disconnection that we feel from nature. Since humanity is a product of nature, it’s difficult to separate a human effect from a natural one.

Cheryl Hunter & Vanessa Lowe @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Artist’s Statement (abridged): It all started with the stunning photographs taken by Vanessa’s father in the late 1940’s, depicting Vancouver and the famous wrought iron gate erected by the CPR at Waterfront Station sometime around 1914. These photos convey family history in a rich visual narrative. (…) In “Port of Call”, history, as portrayed in … Continue reading

Farmwurx @ ContainerArt Vancouver 2011. Artist Statement

Name of Installaton: All that is Golden “A store of grain, Oh king is the best of treasures. A gem put in your mouth will not support life.”Hitopadesa Artist’s Statement: All that is Golden is a visual dialogue of the journeyof the grains and seeds that are grown in western Canada and maketheir way to … Continue reading

Tony Yin Tak Chu @ Vancouver ContainerArt 2011. Artist Statement

Name of Installation: Untitled 3   Arist’s Statement: Using discarded materials to make a piece of art connects to the environmental issue of recycling. This installation questions how we protect our environment (seascapes) against the ever increased threat of global waste dumping.