Archives

2008

Untitled Show

Monday Dec. 1st 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens : Sesame Street Economics - Sep 22nd @

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens : Sesame Street Economics

Monday Dec. 1st 2008
December 1 - 17, 2008

During this time of global financial crisis, it seems like economists
are everywhere – in the newspaper, on the television, even at your
kitchen table – gleefully speaking in their own special brand of
technical jargon. So for their exhibition at the Ministry for Casu... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Alison MacTaggart : You and I - Sep 22nd @

Alison MacTaggart : You and I

Friday Nov. 14th 2008
November 14 - 27

The Tuning-Fork-Like Apparatus and its embodiments in Prototype A and Prototype B were developed to solve a particular conundrum: How does one build an object that enables a person to talk back to another; and an object, that in doing so, calls attention to both persons and the e... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Marlene Bouchard & Michael Jess :  MAP - Sep 22nd @

Marlene Bouchard & Michael Jess : MAP

Thursday Oct. 30th 2008
October 30 - November 12, 2008

Reminiscent of Buckminster Fuller's alternative sectional arrangement of a geographic placement this project utilizes the map as an agent for re-interpretation. Even accross seemingly exhausted grounds, maps uncover realities previously unseen or unimagined. In atte... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Farheen HaQ - Remember - Sep 22nd @

Farheen HaQ - Remember

Wednesday Oct. 15th 2008
Oct 15 - 29

Remember is a simple yet evocative video triptych that invites viewers into a meditative space. The installation explores simple gestures with the tasbeeh (Islamic prayer beads) as a way to perform, deconstruct and create ritual. The individual beads of the tasbeeh become metaphors fo... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

100% Mexicano - New Animation from Mexico : Curated by Jose Luis Campos Guizar

Friday Sep. 19th 2008
Sept 19 - 27, Viewable Nightly 7pm - 11pm

This project is presented in conjunction with the 10th annual Antimatter Film Festival in Victoria, BC.

Originating from the febrile terrain of la frontera of Baja California and reaching deep into the heart of Mexico (and beyond), a new wave of award-... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kevin Murphy : March 2008 - The continuous ebb and flow of the Pacific Ocean near Tofino - Sep 22nd @

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

Friday Aug. 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, r... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Colin Miner : Dark Room 14 - Sep 22nd @

Colin Miner : Dark Room 14

Friday Aug. 8th 2008
Aug 8 - 28


Dark Room 14 features the recent sculpture-based work of Colin Miner. Miner’s poly-urethane and paint objects reflect the dislocation between the real and imaginary aspects of the photographic record. Through the process of replication, objects such as the film canister, tongs or d... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Stephanie Bjornson : Ultra Coordinated Sportswear for the fashion conscious _______. - Sep 22nd @

Stephanie Bjornson : Ultra Coordinated Sportswear for the fashion conscious _______.

Saturday Jul. 26th 2008
July 26 - Aug 7, Reception Friday Aug 1, 8pm

Perry Ellis’ statement regarding 1980’s ladies casual fashion was: “Ultra coordinated sports wear for the status conscious girl.” A plethora of very expensive cashmere and cotton sweaters, paired with tennis outfits, pastels with white piping a... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Debra Wertman : SUPERBEAST - Sep 22nd @

Debra Wertman : SUPERBEAST

Monday Jul. 7th 2008
July 7 - 23, Opening Friday July 11, 8pm

Image "Bob" Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Evan Locke : Constructivision - Sep 22nd @

Evan Locke : Constructivision

Friday Jun. 27th 2008 until Sun. July 6th
Opening June 27, 7pm

These "new visual solutions" look at our society's Materialistic tendencies and the fetishistic objectification of the object. The paintings invert their utopian Constructivist inspiration in the adjunct, and contradictory expression of both material centricity and visual/ret... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday Jun. 13th 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Scott Evans : Glass City

Friday Jun. 13th 2008 until Thu. June 26th
Scott Evans enthusiastically attended high-school art classes, but he was not popular with his art teachers because of a seemingly anarchist attitude toward creativity. Evans was not popular with his instructors at the Emily Carr College of Art either, because of his fixation with making art from ju... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Off The Grid Art Crawl - Sep 22nd @

Off The Grid Art Crawl

Friday May. 23rd 2008
Off The Grid Art Crawl

Date: Friday, May 23, 2008, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Art enthusiasts, curious citizens and the general public are caravanned through the streets of Victoria’s inner core and visited the 9 centers that participated in this program. Victoria had an opportunity to learn about the... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Miles Collyer : Home-made Home-grown - Sep 22nd @

Miles Collyer : Home-made Home-grown

Friday May. 16th 2008
May 16 - 29, Opening May 16, 8pm

Home-made Home-grown is a series of hand-stitched felt flags. These are the flags of sub-national organizations who use sophisticated and contrasting means to seek attention and signal their individuality, both in traditional and modern ways. The authority and leg... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Kyath Battie : Next to Nothing - Sep 22nd @

Kyath Battie : Next to Nothing

Friday May. 2nd 2008 until Thu. May 8th
May 2 - 8

For years, Langford has been a working class town, a place of pawn shops, big trucks and dense Douglas Fir Forests. Centred between the base of Malahat Mountain and the edge of the Trans Canada Highway - a place close to expansive mountainous rocks and trees, but away from anything cons... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday May. 2nd 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Shawn Shepherd : Messenger of Death - Sep 22nd @

Shawn Shepherd : Messenger of Death

Friday May. 2nd 2008
May 2 - 15 Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

Untitled Show

Friday Apr. 18th 2008
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living
Cameron MacDonald : Liquidation (Invasive Species) - Sep 22nd @

Cameron MacDonald : Liquidation (Invasive Species)

Friday Apr. 18th 2008
April 18 - May 1, 2008

Liquidation is and ongoing project by Vancouver artist Cameron MacDonald. It examines various issues such as over fishing, globalization and food security by imagining a world where all commercial fisheries have died out, and greedy corporations have caught and canned all t... Read More
Presented by: The Ministry of Casual Living

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