Tim Lee is a Vancouver based artist. Since receiving his MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2002 his work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Vancouver as well as internationally, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Cohan & Leslie, New York; Lisson Gallery, London; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
March 19–April 23, 2005
Kevin Hanley is a Los Angeles-based artist whose practice includes video, photography, performance and sound. Engaging with the slippery relationship between time, memory and reason, Hanley is best known for structural studies in which he eliminates linear narrative. His humorous investigations into the mechanics of media toy with imagery by distorting the functions of space, movement, sound, context and color to create new perspectives.
Threesixty is a lifesize video installation of a skateboarder doing a 360 degree turn while cameras shoot him from four angles. The footage is edited so that the skater, while turning, appears to stay still while the room turns around him. The result is a collapse of linearity and a presentation of an impossible view (a view not possible from the subjective position of the skateboarder or cameras, only available to the viewer of the video installation). Hanley draws a parallel between music DJing techniques and his visual work with an interest in the writing and reading of the record (according to Adorno, the record’s message is ‘simultaneously fixed and hidden’, delivering an abstract indexical writing contained within the groove). Accordingly, in the video work Re-counting a Dancing Man, Hanley manually moves the footage of a store-bought Fred Astaire dance performance giving it the appearance of jumping forward and back akin to a DJ’s record scratching.
Threesixty is the first in a two part series that takes the mixing of music and video as a starting point. Hanely’s exhibition, his first in Canada, is followed by the work of London artist Christian Kuras who also manipulates visual imagery through a relationship to the treatment of sound. Hanley’s suspension of action and conflated viewpoints sets up a dialogue with Kuras’ work that examines the hearing and seeing of looped sound to reflect upon a self-contained circularity of power.
CLINT BURNHAM, RANDY LEE CUTLER, TIM LEE, MELANIE O'BRIAN, SADIRA RODRIGUES, MARINA ROY, SHARLA SAVA, REID SHIER, SHEPHERD STEINER, MICHAEL TURNER
March 28, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 7-9pm
At the Brickhouse, 730 Main Street
Please join Artspeak and Arsenal Pulp Press in celebrating the release of Vancouver Art & Economies, edited by Melanie O’Brian, with essays by Clint Burnham, Randy Lee Cutler, Tim Lee, Sadira Rodrigues, Marina Roy, Sharla Sava, Reid Shier, Shepherd Steiner and Michael Turner.
Vancouver Art & Economies was financially supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, Arts Now: Legacies Now 2010, the Spirit of BC Arts Fund and the Hamber Foundation.
SHARLA SAVA, CLINT BURNHAM, MARINA ROY, TIM LEE, SADIRA RODRIGUES, RANDY LEE CUTLER, REID SHIER, SHEPHERD STEINER, MICHAEL TURNER
October 6–November 3, 2005
Vancouver Art and Economies is a forum for critical dialogue on Vancouver’s contemporary art practices in the face of globalization and a remarkable recent history. Academics, artists, curators and writers will speak at Emily Carr Institute over the course of five evenings in the fall of 2005. The speakers will consider Vancouver art and its institutions over the last two decades in particular, remarking on the economies at work. whether global, institutional or market. Addressing a perceived professionalization of the institution of art, the talks will collectively consider Vancouver’s position within local, national and international art economies. The forum talks will be published in an anthology in 2006.
Thursday, October 6
Sharla Sava: The Political Culture of the Counter-Tradition in Vancouver Art
Clint Burnham: Imperial Art: the Vancouver School in the age of Empire
Thursday, October 13
Marina Roy: The Art Star, the Academic, the Author, and the Activist: Art-writing in Vancouver 1990-2005
Tim Lee: Specific Objects and Social Subjects: Industrial Facture and the Production of Polemics in Vancouver
Thursday, October 20
Sadira Rodrigues: Dealing (with) Cultural Diversity: Art and the Economies of Race
Randy Lee Cutler: Vancouver Singular Plural: Art in an Age of Post-Medium Production
Thursday, October 27
Reid Shier: Do Artists Need Artist Run Centres?
Shepherd Steiner: Beyond the “Ifs” of an “Ifing” Hermeneutic Economy: Examples from an Unsystematizable System
Thursday, November 3
Michael Turner: Who’s Business Is It? Vancouver’s Commercial Galleries and the Production of Art
Title: Vancouver Art & Economies
Writers: Clint Burnham, Randy Lee Cutler, Tim Lee, Melanie O’Brian, Sadira Rodrigues, Shepherd Steiner, Michael Turner, Sharla Sava, Reid Shier, Marina Roy
Editor: Melanie O’Brian
Design: Robin Mitchell
Publisher: Artspeak, Arsenal Pulp Press
Year published: 2007
Binding: Perfect Bound
Features: 13 b&w images, 44 colour images
Dimensions: (Height x Width x Depth) 23 x 15.5 x 2 cm
Weight: 496 g
Price: $30 CDN
Since the mid-1980’s, the once marginal city of Vancouver has developed within a globalized economy and become an internationally recognized centre for contemporary visual art. Vancouver’s status is due not only to a thriving worldwide cultural community that has turned to examine the so-called periphery, but to the city’s growth, its artists, expanding institutions, and a strong history of introspection and critical assessment. As a result, Vancouver art is visible and often understood as distinct and definable.This anthology intends to complicate the notion of definability. It offers nine essays to address the organized systems that have affected contemporary art in Vancouver over the last two decades.
The essays in Vancouver Art & Economies collectively remark, both compatibly and contradictorily, on the economies at work in Vancouver art – its historical, critical, and political engagement; its sites of cultural production; and its theoretical and practical intersection with technology or policy. Considering a selection of conditions, focuses, and resources within the community, Vancouver Art & Economies marks shifting ideologies and perspectives on art, politics, society, and capital in Vancouver.
Title: Correlated Rotations
Category: Exhibition Catalogue
Artist: Brady Cranfield, Kevin Hanley, Christian Kuras, Tim Lee
Writers: Tim Lee
Design: Julian Gosper
Year published: 2005
Binding: Three-panel Foldout
Features: 3 colour images, 7’’ vinyl record by Brady Cranfield
Dimensions: 18.5 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm
Weight: 113 g
Price: $20 CDN