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© 2014-2020 The  James Black Gallery - Vancouver, BC. 

Art Exhibitions 2020

 

Residents of the James Black Gallery host and curate exhibitions of work in many mediums and forms. The space has a combination of elements that allow artists to be playful with the design and usage of the space. Workshops and venue rentals can be found on our Facebook page. 

Softness | A night of installations and chill sounds.

20$ at the door cash only

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5 Pasajeros - A Photographic Exhibition
March 21st, 2020

5 Pasajeros || Join us on Saturday, March 21 at The James Black Gallery for 5 PASAJEROS, a photographic exhibition. Featuring the work of Azael Flores, Jack Leonard, Diego Lozano, Troy Baird, and Chris Cadot.

Softness | A night of installations and chill sounds.

20$ at the door cash only

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Im/Mortal
March 27th-29th, 2020

SUBSCURA PRESENTS IM/MORTAL || Life is fragile, uncertain, fleeting.
Mortality, a ticking clock, unstoppable.. Or is it?
Discover your highest potential and unlock the secrets of the everlasting.Time is never wasted when it is infinite. Join us at Legacy Quest to achieve unending possibilities!

IM/MORTAL is an immersive theatre performance presented by Subscura Collective, presented in partnership with The James Black Gallery, and taking place on the unceded ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Tseil-Waututh and Squamish people. We are deeply grateful for the privilege to live and create on this beautiful land.

Softness | A night of installations and chill sounds.

20$ at the door cash only

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Audio Mixer Basics
April 4th, 2020
(Cancelled)

Audio Mixer Basics: Peripheral Hardware Effects|| Learn How to Integrate Hardware Effects like Sidechain Compression, Gating, Delay or Reverb, into your signal chain on your Analog Audio Mixer
An afternoon Workshop for Emerging to Established Producers, Musicians and Sound Artists looking to add another level of Technical Knowledge to your Sound and Maximize your Audio Signal Chain.
Please bring your Analog Audio Mixer and we will explore the basic functions and differences of each on a Full Soundsystem.

There will be mixers available for those who don't have one of their own.
Cables and One Peripheral Hardware Unit will be provided to each participant to integrate with their mixer.

Softness | A night of installations and chill sounds.

20$ at the door cash only

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TAPE HEADS 2
May 2nd, 2020

Softness | A night of installations and chill sounds.

20$ at the door cash only

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Intro to Contact Mics
April 5th, 2020
(Cancelled)

A Contact Microphone Focused Experimental and Exploratory Electronic Instrument Introduction to Amplifying everyday Resonant Objects
Contact Microphones are a unique way to amplify Resonant Objects.
Attached to a Physical Resonant Object, Wall, Table or Window (for a few examples) these microphones transform basically anything into an instrument. Common uses of them are for guitars, cello or violin.
For this Workshop we invite you to explore your environment to find a Resonant Object you would like to hear in a new context.
Some examples of past participants Resonant Objects include: a computer mouse, a tape measure, a soap bottle and an old ipod with a audible drive in it!

TAPE HEADS 2 || An evening of Live Experimental Electronic Music Performances amongst an ever evolving Elaborate Visuals Installation in a beautiful Gallery Setting.


Please join us on our recently renovated Back Patio to Drink, Socialize and spread out upon in between acts. We are very excited to open up the space and share it with you! With Stage Craft, Electronic Instruments, Experimental Music, Big Reveals in a Fantastical Immersive Environment with a Live Video Feedback Installation generating damask wallpaper like Visuals Projected and scrolling up the walls of the Gallery and more!!

CRUSH
January 17, 2020
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TAPE HEADS 1: A Magnetic Mediums Sound Events Series
January 25th, 2020

CRUSH|| The James Black Gallery presents a student show in connection with VISA at UBC.  Featured Artists: Dave Dong, Ann Richards, Darcy Wang, and Ophelia Zhao. Imagining the exhibition is a dictionary about the word “crush”. These artworks are the definitions of “Crush” through the artists’ explorations of the relationship between the internal and external “crush”. We hope that the audience will also have a “crush” on the exhibition. We want to have an impact on the senses and emotions.

TAPE HEADS 1: A Magnetic Mediums Sound Events Series|| The Vancouver Low Frequency Festival Presents a brand new series of events at The James Black Gallery, occurring every few months, focused on Magnetic Mediums for Sound Recording Artists and Enthusiasts
This FIRST Tape Heads will be FREE and is a Soft Open in time for Snoozefest brought to you by Quiet City. In the coming months, TAPE HEADS will be fully realized with LIVE PERFORMANCES, WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS and expanded ACTIVITIES.

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Sloth Backpack Workshop
February 15-16, 2020
Annual General Meeting
February 22, 2020
3-6PM

Sloth Build-a-Backpack Workshop||Join The James Black Gallery and Powell River resident artist Emma Wetherill in an all inclusive 2 day intensive weekender sewing workshop February 15th 10am to 4pm and 16th 10am to 6pm! Absolutely no sewing experience required!
Workshop total base price of $200

Annual General Meeting||The James Black Gallery invites all members and interested community to our second annual general meeting. We'll be appointing new board members, discussing the budget, and voting on any new changes to our structure. Snacks and beverages will be provided.