• Feb 02 – Apr 28


    Art and Poetry: the poets have always preceded at Griffin Art Projects

    Griffin Art Projects is holding an exhibition about art and poetry in Vancouver, 1960 to present.

    January 26, 2019 – April 27, 2019
    Opening Reception, Friday, January 25, 7–9 pm
    1174 Welch Street
    North Vancouver, BC V7P 2R5

    This exhibition explores common methods and musings of poets and artists in Vancouver since 1960 and gestures to the deep influence of the San Francisco Renaissance Poets on local writers. This project presents key moments from this entwined history of visual and textual poets through examples of publications alongside focused presentations of artist’s work. A conversation emerges through similar modes of cut-up reference and shared formal experimentation.

    The exhibition features Marian Penner Bancroft, bill bissett, Robin Blaser, Judy Chartrand, Judith Copithorne, Pierre Coupey, Peter Culley, Christos Dikeakos, Stan Douglas, Beau Dick, Geoffrey Farmer, Fran Herndon, Carole Itter, Roy Kiyooka, Tiziana La Melia, Al Neil, Judy Radul, Rhoda Rosenfeld, Trudy Rubenfeld, Nancy Shaw with many more.

    More info here.

    Calendar of events

    Friday, January 25
    Opening reception, 7-9pm

    Saturday, January 26
    Curators tour – 1pm

    Saturday, February 9
    Tiziana La Melia, Judith Penner and Renee Rodin – 3pm

    Saturday, February 16
    Andrea Actis, Danielle La France and Dorothy Trujillio Lusk – 3pm

    Saturday, February 23
    Mackenzie Ground, Rhoda Rosenfeld and Fenn Stewart, organized by Catriona Strang – 3pm

    Saturday and Sunday, March, 9-10
    Poets’ Theatre Workshop
    with Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian
    in co-production with The Capilano Review

    Saturday, March 23
    Clint Burnham, Mark Laba/ Cop Puppett – 3pm

    Saturday, March 30
    Travis O’Brian ‘Raven with Robin’s Egg’

    Saturday, April 6
    George Bowering, Daphne Marlett, Maria Hindsmith, Fred Wah reading from TISH – 3pm