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Jonathan Dy

April 27, 2012 | by  |  Art

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.

All Images by Jonathan Dy

Music by Martin Krykorka

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One Person’s Vandalism

February 1, 2011 | by  |  Art, Features

A visual examination of Vancouver’s legal street art program.

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The Eastside Culture Crawl

November 26, 2010 | by  |  Art

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.

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No Screws Loose – Jeff Martin’s Joinery

November 4, 2010 | by  |  Art, Lifestyle and Culture

Even at the age of 26, business-school-graduate-turned-carpenter Jeff Martin seems to have been born in the wrong century.

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Coupey’s Work Between Memory and Perfection

September 17, 2010 | by  |  Art

Whether as a writer, artist, or printmaker, Pierre Coupey can’t help but infuse his work with intense passion.

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Mel Tuck

April 5, 2010 | by  |  Art

Actor, educator, and the director of more than 200 pieces of theatre from coast to coast, The Dependent presents: Mel Tuck.

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Courtney Hunt + Alex Witko

March 18, 2010 | by  |  Art

Organelle Design takes discarded items and transforms them into functional fixtures for the home, office, or public space.

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Michael Fitzsimmons

February 8, 2010 | by  |  Art

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.

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Sonya Iwasiuk: The Fainting Goat

February 8, 2010 | by  |  Art

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.

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