JUNE 27 - AUGUST 1, 2020
MinaTotino is a Canadian painter currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Totino's work has
appeared in solo and group exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto and Berlin. She first came to prominence
in the 1985 Young Romantics exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
"Twisting" marks the first solo exhibition of the artist at MRG.
Wherever you go, you will be a city.
Billboard at Princess and Hasting Street, Vancouver, BC.
Mónica Reyes Gallery is pleased to present Wherever you go, you will be a city., a billboard project by Kathy Slade. The billboard depicts a bright blue sky with fluffy clouds that are partially framed by various shades from the green foliage of treetops. While Slade’s billboard is site-specific, the image it depicts could be from anywhere in the city, a suburb, or the countryside. It is a cinematic-like scene that suggests daydreaming, of looking up at the sky on a summer’s day.
The Billboard Project extends the public’s access to local artists and treats viewers to approachable, yet thought-provoking contemporary art on the billboard adjacent to the Mónica Reyes Gallery on Princess Avenue just south of East Hastings Street in the historic and diverse neighbourhood of Strathcona.
ANNIE BRIARD AT THE ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN
In Possible Lands (2020) pairs superimposed photographs of the landscape—one captured 45 years ago by the artist’s father, and the other a present-day image taken by Annie Briard—that together
evoke a sense of wonder with their vivid colours and majestic yet familiar subjects. But examined up close, they reveal a world altered by human action. Annie Briard is a visual and media artist from Montreal, currently based in Vancouver. Creating lens-based and light-focused works, her
art challenges how we make sense of the world through visual perception.
Gallery and Guest Artists share works and statements produced as comment to the current COVID-19 situation
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Mónica Reyes Gallery (MRG) has been backing the growth and development of emerging and mid-career artists at its current location since 2013. Serving the local and international art scene, MRG promotes artist initiatives invested in shaping the economies of art and culture. Located in the heart of Strathcona, the gallery is uniquely positioned to create dialogues with the artists and cultural engineers who call the neighbourhood home.
With a commitment to advancing the cultural capital of the city the gallery has since partnered with Pattison Art in Transit to present The Strathcona Billboard Project (2014). Additionally, the gallery served as the catalyst and headquarters for the Vancouver based artist collective A.K.A and hosted its first set of projects, Diffractions of the Local I & II. MRG has built connections both nationally and internationally, reaching new markets and influencing collectors, curators and artists. The gallery will extend its influence by being represented at art fairs in Canada and USA having participated in dozens since its beginning.
Founder and director Mónica Reyes has been a longstanding figure in the Vancouver art scene having served as Vice President of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver and the Board of Latincouver. Today she sits on the Board of the Strathcona Board Improvement Assosiation. Reyes is committed to investing in art that gives voice to the cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.
MRG's regular exhibition program and special events provide artists with opportunities for artists to show work that includes range of practices from more traditional forms of painting, sculpture and photography to experimental video, durational performance, spatial interventions, installation and poetry.
602 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R1