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Kevin Murphy : March 2008 - The continuous ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean near Tofino

Fri. August 29th 2008
Aug 29 - Sept 18, 2008

March 2008: The continuous ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean near Tofino features Kevin Murphy's inflatable painting of the same title. Exploring the commodification of nature through the ubiquitous Canadian 'wilderness'image, the work appropriates the calendar landscape, returning to its painterly origins. Painted on an air mattress attached to a motion sensored electric pump, the piece suggests a certain absurdity in our relationship to an imagined wilderness, while remaining complicit in a troublingly earnest reproduction of idealized nature. Through its performative and explicitly artificial collapse and resurrection, March 2008 reintroduces elements of contingency and impermanence to a genre still marked by fixity and projection, and places an all too literal emphasis on the role of the viewer in the construction of the landscape.

Limited edition Postcards will be mailed out to members of the gallery, for more information contact gallery.
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
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Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore - Apr 23rd @ Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery

Menticality: Kaitlyn Dunsmore

Friday Apr. 19th until Fri. May 10th
Kaitlyn Dunsmore is an interdisciplinary artist from Glasgow, Scotland. She received a Ba (Hons) in Contemporary Art Practice from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and has since received an MFA from the University of Victoria. Her work is an exploration of paradoxical and binary relationships. By c... Read More
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Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry - Apr 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Artist Market: Elise Hendrickson, Stefanie Mudry

Friday May. 3rd until Sun. May 5th
Artist Market

Ministry of Casual Living,
Devonshire Studio Gallery,
858 Devonshire Road

Friday, May 3, 1-8pm
Saturday, May 4, 11am-5pm
Sunday, May 5, 11am-5pm

Come experience our first ever Artist Market!
Local artists of varied practices will gather, sell and showcase their wares.... Read More
Free
Fri, May 3, 1-8pm, Sat May 4, 11am-5pm, Sun, May 5, 11am-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living
Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin - Apr 23rd @ The Ministry of Casual Living

Moonlight 2019: Anne-Marie Fortin

Friday Apr. 26th until Sun. April 28th
Anne-Marie Fortin
Moonlight 2019

Moonlight has been created during the Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency. This installation is structured around dialectic movements (opposition and analogies) inviting the viewer to reorganize the meaning of what is there for them to see.

The philosophical disc... Read More
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Friday 7-10pm, Sat 12-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
@  The Ministry of Casual Living