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The Dependent proudly presents the work of Windsor-born, Vancouver-based painter and photographer Jonathan Dy. We love him as much for his lustrous head of hair as we do for his work with long exposures, multiple flashes, and the cunning use of reflection.
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This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, artists around town will open their private studios to thousands of visitors as part of the 14th annual Eastside Culture Crawl.Read More
Even at the age of 26, business-school-graduate-turned-carpenter Jeff Martin seems to have been born in the wrong century.Read More
Whether as a writer, artist, or printmaker, Pierre Coupey can’t help but infuse his work with intense passion.Read More
Actor, educator, and the director of more than 200 pieces of theatre from coast to coast, The Dependent presents: Mel Tuck.Read More
Organelle Design takes discarded items and transforms them into functional fixtures for the home, office, or public space.Read More
We stand in a drab and paint-stained studio, which serves double-duty as a furniture-finishing operation and an artist’s workspace. Michael pours multi-coloured liquids onto a what looks like an unfinished door, and then smears them with paper towels and blows them with an air gun. The chemicals he’s playing with are not just mildly unpleasant, they are severely toxic.Read More
Four even floors of dilapidated studios set a fitting scene for one of the most productive centers of art in our city. Wandering Parker Street Studios reveals a plethora of local talent, and still, Sonya Iwasiuk sticks in the mind.
Sonya’s pieces are dominated by the expansive, rusty landscapes of her childhood. Adorned to every canvas is an object –- gnarled and worn by weather and time. It is the center of the piece, both aesthetically, and in the implied narrative: eons of calm and tempest — explorations of fragility, eternity, strength, and death.