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CURRENT EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

The James Black Gallery exhibits work in many mediums and forms. The space has a combination of elements that allow artists to be playful with the design and the usage of the space. We currently host indoor/outdoor workshops that are organized by community members, production rentals, and exhibitions.

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HOME

Saturday January 21st, 2022 8PM-12AM

 

SAD MAG's 34th edition themed home will be having its launch party at the JBG as it's a fitting venue. Open to all free to enter. elsa dood dj will be spininng for us while we have bevvys in red solo cups, jello shots, and flip through the mag.

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Hot Fruit Figure Drawing Series

Next Sessions:
February 4 - TBA
February 25 - TBA

 

sign up ahead of time

Hot Fruit Figure Drawing centers QTBIPOC models and artists.We want our sessions to allow for the full spectrum of intersectional identities. Sessions can range from classical nude figure drawings to fashion forward, where the model is free to express themselves through a lQqk. We are creating a space where models are free to center not only the figure, but their energy and personal expression. These sessions are led by previous studiomate Odera Igbokwe and developed in collaboration with Mango Sweet Tasty Beats.

 

Sessions are in-person but for accessibility sake will also include a Zoom component. Online Zoom participants are required to have their cameras on during the session, and are not allowed to record or take screenshots of any parts of the session.

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5th Annual General Meeting

February 27th, 2023                          


The James Black Gallery invites all members and interested community to our third annual general meeting. We'll be appointing new board members, discussing the budget, and voting on any new changes to our structure. 

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Pressure Point 

Regular Hours Thursday & Friday 12-6PM  

Our secondary location hosting early career artists' saleable works at unite 108-2111 e main street in the city centre artist lodge.

PAST EVENTS 2023

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SHELTER COST 

January 5th - 7th, 2023

Pod Residency Exhibition: Atiron, Jasmine Gerevas, & Michelle Lavoie

"Shelter cost" highlights the current status of housing in "vancouver" showing the ever worsening living conditions for intersected folks using dioramas and other visual media. We have all experienced housing struggles to varying degrees, despite our different social statuses and upbringings. Our housing struggles have brought us together. Every separate piece is reflective of a barrier we have faced while seeking a home. We tried to use as many found and recycled materials as possible. We hope to create a dialogue and maybe spark new ideas for the future of housing. 

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Obsidian Tapes Vol. 4
January 14th 2022 - 10PM - LATE


a night of enigmatic music featuring live performances and DJ sets from Black Acid, Fifth of Lawrence, Kairo, Siadic, and Sumwun. These artists will guide you through a range of genres including dubstep, two step, downtempo, and drum and bass. For those who embrace the darkness and crave a unique musical experience, don't miss out on this chance to enter the shadows and discover what lies within.

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Featuring sets from:

Black Acid

Fifth of Lawrence (Live PA)

Kairo

Siadic (Live PA)

Sumwun
 

Decor by Arya

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$20 PRESALE / $25 DOOR
E-TRANSFER: OBSIDIANYVR@GMAIL.COM

Standards of the event include safety, moderation, consent & inclusivity. Feel free to message Obsidian with any questions, concerns or accessibility information.

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@obsidianyvr

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