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Poppies in Without Mountains or Water: Vancouver’s Opium Roots Remembered Through Landscape

  I was invited by Rebecca Donald to write an essay on her new installation, Without Mountains or Water. It is currently on exhibition at Gallery FUKAI located at 602 E. Hastings Street. It opened April 1, 2011 and walk-in viewings are on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 4-30, 12–4 pm.   Poppies in Without […]

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Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden Fundraiser

I was invited to Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden’s fundraiser last week. Here are some photos from the evening: The lineup outside. Two horses in the distance. People mingling inside. Lanterns in the water and a studio for taking pictures in Ming dynasty costume. This couple chose to pose as empress and peasant. More props. […]

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An Evening Stroll Through Victory Square

On my way home from the the downtown Vancouver public library, I usually walk along Hamilton Street and then take the shortcut through Victory Square at 200 West Hastings Street. People are divided in their opinion about Victory Square. Some see it as a dangerous place, filled with “shifty” drug addicts and unsafe and for […]

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