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COMBINE: Vancouver’s first one-of-a-kind art fair

“The Vancouver art ecosystem is built on a delicate balance of interconnected elements: artists, collectors, galleries, and institutions. Each is equally important in the process of nurturing a rich, diverse art scene.” Lisa Baldissera Tania Willard Domestic Markets (from SnowBank & other Investments series), 2020 acrylic mounted photo paper, silk

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Sunday morning with an emerging collector

This fall, we’ve partnered with Hyppiä Homes to celebrate the homes of local emerging collectors, artists and creatives, in hopes to inspire your journey into collecting and living with art.  At Curated Tastes, we constantly experience firsthand the benefits and joys that come with acquiring artwork and engaging in conversations

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Catalogue:12 under 500 – Vancouver Art Selections

CT’s first edition of Vancouver Art Selections, showcasing 12 Vancouver-based artists that have original works available under $500. The selections range from geometric abstract compositions to contemplative narrative landscapes and figurative works with social commentary, in an effort to present a panoramic view as a testament of Vancouver’s cultural diversity. You will find a brief interview under each profile where we hope you will enjoy reading about the artist’s inspirations, interpretations and thoughts on why it is important to live with art.

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Three art exhibitions to view in Strathcona now!

Last weekend, we grabbed our masks and jumped in an Uber to view three art exhibitions in Strathcona we were eager to see. We encourage you to experience the work on display at Catriona Jeffries, WAAP and Slice of Life in person if you can!

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Two South Granville exhibitions to check out ASAP!

Being able to stay connected to the arts online to explore the vast offerings that artists present from across the world has been enriching to say the least. As we have moved into Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, we felt that it was time for us to get our in-person art fix – so we grabbed our masks, put on our walking shoes and took a stroll down South Granville to see what our amazing local galleries have on display.

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Ruminations of light in the dark

In the heart of Coal Harbour right before 7pm one can normally hear a boat horn from the nearby harbour. The blast is followed by the 9 o’clock gun explosion (now also synchronized to 7pm) and then, a flood of pot-banging, euphoric yelling, clapping and car horns follow. With it, a quiet and discrete dance of light kindle the concrete chore of the east tower at West Pender Place where light performs before one’s eyes until 11pm. At 10pm when the sun is gone and the backdrop is dark enough, the eight-meter-long horizontal LED lines become red and start mimicking the motion of a heartbeat. Tamar Frank created this heartbeat to honour the continuity of life and the relentless fight that we have proved worldwide against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Q & A: Dan Jackson

Pixel after pixel, artist Dan Jackson reimagines what his balcony view could look like if electric cables were pigmented in pastel colours or if the leaves on the young maple tree had already sprung. In this video he states that no matter what your heart needs, there’s an artist out there, creating work for you right now. He also reminds us to call our parents while we shelter in place!

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Studio Visit: Linda Männel

What appear to be colourful images are in fact black and white paintings with insertions of coloured yarn. Linda Männel’s works are a real chromatic ‘trompe l’oeil’. She shared insight into her process while she took us on a video tour and answered a few questions from her studio in Nürnberg, Germany.

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What is Surrealism?

For the past few days, walking down Robson street has been a jarring experience. What only weeks ago was a vibrant and bustling street in Vancouver, today is a deserted stretch where fashion and beauty flagships have emptied their locales or boarded up their doors and windows. The scene is surreal and the feeling is applicable to many other places in our city and beyond. But what exactly is Surrealism?

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COMBINE: Vancouver’s first one-of-a-kind art fair

“The Vancouver art ecosystem is built on a delicate balance of interconnected elements: artists, collectors, galleries, and institutions. Each is equally important in the process of nurturing a rich, diverse art scene.” Lisa Baldissera Tania Willard Domestic Markets (from SnowBank & other Investments series), 2020 acrylic mounted photo paper, silk

Read More

Sunday morning with an emerging collector

This fall, we’ve partnered with Hyppiä Homes to celebrate the homes of local emerging collectors, artists and creatives, in hopes to inspire your journey into collecting and living with art.  At Curated Tastes, we constantly experience firsthand the benefits and joys that come with acquiring artwork and engaging in conversations

Read More

Catalogue:12 under 500 – Vancouver Art Selections

CT’s first edition of Vancouver Art Selections, showcasing 12 Vancouver-based artists that have original works available under $500. The selections range from geometric abstract compositions to contemplative narrative landscapes and figurative works with social commentary, in an effort to present a panoramic view as a testament of Vancouver’s cultural diversity. You will find a brief interview under each profile where we hope you will enjoy reading about the artist’s inspirations, interpretations and thoughts on why it is important to live with art.

Read More

Three art exhibitions to view in Strathcona now!

Last weekend, we grabbed our masks and jumped in an Uber to view three art exhibitions in Strathcona we were eager to see. We encourage you to experience the work on display at Catriona Jeffries, WAAP and Slice of Life in person if you can!

Read More

Two South Granville exhibitions to check out ASAP!

Being able to stay connected to the arts online to explore the vast offerings that artists present from across the world has been enriching to say the least. As we have moved into Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, we felt that it was time for us to get our in-person art fix – so we grabbed our masks, put on our walking shoes and took a stroll down South Granville to see what our amazing local galleries have on display.

Read More

Ruminations of light in the dark

In the heart of Coal Harbour right before 7pm one can normally hear a boat horn from the nearby harbour. The blast is followed by the 9 o’clock gun explosion (now also synchronized to 7pm) and then, a flood of pot-banging, euphoric yelling, clapping and car horns follow. With it, a quiet and discrete dance of light kindle the concrete chore of the east tower at West Pender Place where light performs before one’s eyes until 11pm. At 10pm when the sun is gone and the backdrop is dark enough, the eight-meter-long horizontal LED lines become red and start mimicking the motion of a heartbeat. Tamar Frank created this heartbeat to honour the continuity of life and the relentless fight that we have proved worldwide against the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Read More

Q & A: Dan Jackson

Pixel after pixel, artist Dan Jackson reimagines what his balcony view could look like if electric cables were pigmented in pastel colours or if the leaves on the young maple tree had already sprung. In this video he states that no matter what your heart needs, there’s an artist out there, creating work for you right now. He also reminds us to call our parents while we shelter in place!

Read More

Studio Visit: Linda Männel

What appear to be colourful images are in fact black and white paintings with insertions of coloured yarn. Linda Männel’s works are a real chromatic ‘trompe l’oeil’. She shared insight into her process while she took us on a video tour and answered a few questions from her studio in Nürnberg, Germany.

Read More

What is Surrealism?

For the past few days, walking down Robson street has been a jarring experience. What only weeks ago was a vibrant and bustling street in Vancouver, today is a deserted stretch where fashion and beauty flagships have emptied their locales or boarded up their doors and windows. The scene is surreal and the feeling is applicable to many other places in our city and beyond. But what exactly is Surrealism?

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