Contemporary Art Perplexes Me

Offsite is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s cleverly named offsite public exhibition space, featuring temporary installations of contemporary works. Featured artists are said to, “consider the site-specific potential of art within the public realm and respond to the changing social and cultural conditions of our contemporary world.”. Remember when I said the other day that I’m…… Continue reading Contemporary Art Perplexes Me

Lumière At English Bay

Lumière is an annual event here in Vancouver that is said to be inspired by light and artistic expression. A few minutes walk from our apartment, at English Bay, is the current home to one of this year’s 4 public installations. Recently, on my way home from work one evening, I decided to check it out.…… Continue reading Lumière At English Bay

Definitely Dali

If you’re strolling around Downtown Vancouver any time soon, you may come across Salvador Dali’s, “Space Venus”. I’d have said you’d find yourself face-to-face with the sculpture but, well, this Venus is clearly headless. Her neck is adorned with a typical Dali “melting” clock, made most famous perhaps by his 1931 painting, “The Persistence of…… Continue reading Definitely Dali

l’Abbaye d’Ardenne Massacre

It’s Remembrance Day here in Canada and I thought I’d share with you a story that I learned while visiting Normandy, France. Earlier this year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It’s been 75 years since the Allied forces landed in Normandy under Operation Overlord, taking part in the largest seaborne invasion in history, and…… Continue reading l’Abbaye d’Ardenne Massacre