ACME Studios will be hosting a closing show for the current exhibit in the Labyrinth Gallery Friday, September 23rd, from 6-11pm 112 East Hastings Street.
The finale will feature artists in attendance within a more intimate atmosphere- closed studios with viewing opportunity, drinks and a casual environment.
Back alley entrance, between Hastings and Pender, look for the doorman in an ACME Studios shirt.
The ACME Studio Building (112 E. Hastings) currently houses the Labyrinth Artist Society which is an artist-run collective, and has recently founded the Labyrinth Gallery; a back-alley entrance curatorial space between Columbia and Main street. In coordination with the City’s mandate to develop the 100 block/south side Hastings a series of fundraiser art exhibits will be presented; creatively utilizing the building’s rear foyer, main, and descending stairwell, main floor foyer, ascending to the top floor.
ACME Studios houses 18 studios, 3 galleries (GAM, Remmington & Labyrinth), and over 40 artists, ranging from photographers, painters, sculptors, jewellery designers, textile artists, and musicians.
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Challenging Aboriginal cultural borders, ACME Studios announces the erecting of massive Aboriginal street art – a night of 18 open studios, three gallery receptions, live music and celebration all under one roof.
Vancouver, BC – Tuesday, Sept 6th, 2011
In Conjunction with artist Sonny Assu’s solo exhibition at The West Vancouver Museum on Sept 14th and ACME Studio building’s full open building crawl of Sept 9th– the artist has partnered with the building’s event and curatorial departments in erecting the 16 ft. x 8 ft. Coke – Salish piece on Hastings street.
|sonnyassu.com Regarded as a ‘Vanguard’ for his piece in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibit, How Soon Is Now?, Sonny Assu continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art by challenging the perception of Aboriginal art.|
An interdisciplinary artist, Assu merges Aboriginal iconography with the aesthetics of popular culture to challenge the social and historical values placed upon both. An exploration of his mixed ancestry, his work appropriates or transforms items of consumer and popular culture to trace the lineage of his own personal life. Interested in ideas around Aboriginal issues, branding and new technologies, he works across many boundaries and disciplines and in doing so, reveals a ravishing oeuvre that speaks to many.
|ACME Studioslabyrinthartistsociety.org/Developed and founded in 2009 by David Dupery (The Rickshaw Theater, No Fun City, Narrow Lounge, Rumpus Room ) ACME studios houses over 40 artists and three galleries. Registered (by LGS) as a Non-Profit Society in 2011 The building exists as Vancouver’s largest organized studio block in Vancouver- featuring major interior and exterior curatorial projects over the next two years.|
Curated by: Neal E. Nolan
Curatorial statement by: Neal E. Nolan.