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  1. Elizabeth Zvonar, Pelly’s Mission 2982, 2006.
    Digital lightjet print. Courtesy of the artist.

  2. Tim Lee, Untitled (Light-Space Module, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 1928-30), 2007. 16mm film projection with looping mechanism, double mirror reflectors and surfaced glass rear-projection screen
    Courtesy Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, Lisson Gallery, London, and Cohan & Leslie, New York.

  3. Exponential Future. Exhibition catalogue.
    Essays by Juan A. Gaitan, Monika Szewczyk,
    Scott Watson. 88 pages, colour and b/w images. Soft cover. $25.00.
    ISBN# 978-0-88865-795-4 — To order contact:, tel. 604.822.2759,
    fax. 604.822.6689.

eXponential Future

Tim Lee, Alex Morrison, Isabelle Pauwels, Kevin Schmidt, Mark Soo, Corin Sworn, Althea Thauberger, Elizabeth Zvonar

18 January - 27 April, 2008

Opening reception: Thursday January 24, 8 to 10 p.m.

Exponential Future features eight young Vancouver artists. The exhibition opens a window on the vitality of contemporary art in this city. Vancouver artists continue to be better known in the U.S. and Europe than they are in their own city. Curators Juan Gaitán and Scott Watson chose artists working in different media whose work involved a wide range of issues to give an overview of the new artistic thinking of our time and place. The curators were interested in works that engaged the complex reality of urban life at the beginning of the twenty-first century. None of the work has been shown in Vancouver before and much of it is being made for the Belkin Gallery exhibition.

An illustrated catalogue with essays by Juan Gaitán, Monika Szewczyk, and Scott Watson accompanies the exhibition.

Watch video clips of the artists in conversation about their work:

Tim Lee (14’ 59”)

Alex Morrison (5’ 16”)

Isabelle Pauwels (3’ 26”)

Kevin Schmidt (14’ 18”)

Mark Soo (4’ 58”)

Corin Sworn (6’ 17”)

Althea Thauberger (6’ 24”)

Elizabeth Zvonar (6’ 26”)

Sponsored by The Audain Foundation.

Co-presented by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

With support from The Canada Council for the Arts.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689