Around Us Photography Exhibition at the Burrard Arts Foundation

The Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) announces its latest upcoming exhibition, Around Us, in partnership with Project Society, another non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging artists. Around Us will feature photography by nine emerging and contemporary Canadian artists, including: Olga Abeleva, Rebecca Bair, Jeff Downer, Dennis Ha, Shizen Jambor, Jake Kimble, Katie Kozak, Sylvain Sailly and Gloria Wong. United by the medium of photography, Around Us presents the works of nine contemporary Canadian artists who explore abstract, adjacent and/or satirical notions of the self. The artists explore the overlapping encounters between places and people in tandem with the signs, symbols and private languages ​​that develop as a result of this coexistence. Exploring this dynamic, self-representations move beyond the typical self-portraiture to art forms that represent not just the artists, but the communities, places and neighborhoods they frequent, as well as the gallery in which the art is exhibited. Using collaboration as a methodology, the exhibition represents a long-term commitment to knowing ourselves, each other and all that surrounds us, as informed by stories of everyday experiences, intimate interactions and relationships. that accumulate and change over time. Event Details: • What: Around Us Photography Exhibit, Burrard Arts Foundation • When: Thursday, June 30 through Saturday, August 6, 2022; Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday (12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT) • Where: Burrard Arts Foundation, #2 -258 East 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC Street parking is available nearby. About the Burrard Arts Foundation The Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is a registered Canadian charity driven by a deep belief that arts and culture have the power to make measurable contributions to better cities and healthier communities. . BAF envisions a future where cities grow, evolve and thrive with arts and culture at their heart. Cities where creative practices bridge cultural gaps, foster social cohesion and inspire people to open their minds to new perspectives. With this philosophy in mind, BAF produces programming that supports emerging artists and special projects that foster creativity in the public realm, with a mission to amplify creative culture in pursuit of collective inspiration. Burrard Arts Foundation programming is made possible through the generous support of the Chan Family Foundation and the City of Vancouver Cultural Grants Program. About Project Society Formerly known as the Canadian Photographic Portfolio Society, Project Society is a non-profit arts organization that supports contemporary artists at key stages in their careers. For the past thirty years the company has focused on the medium of photography, producing a range of portfolio editions featuring artists. Coinciding with its 2019 rebrand, the company has broadened the scope of its focus to include an expanded range of material forms and presentations.

Tracey L. Sweeney