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Sean Alward, Gavin Hipkins, Tim Lee, Natasha McHardy, Ann Shelton

19 January to 28 January 2002

Opening Reception: 18 January 2002 8 to 10 p.m.

Belkin Satellite, 555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

The eagerly anticipated opening of the Belkin Satellite is Friday January 18th, 2002 from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery opens its satellite location at 555 Hamilton Street on January 18th, 2002. The former premises of the Contemporary Art Gallery have been renovated with a generous grant from the Vancouver Foundation.

The opening exhibition Suite features works by a group of young artists: Sean Alward, Gavin Hipkins, Tim Lee, Natasha McHardy and Ann Shelton, all of whom are currently completing their MFA’s at UBC.

This multi-media exhibition includes photography, painting and sculpture. Sean Alward’s painting investigates the theme of ventriloquism. Tim Lee’s photographic work documents the artist’s attempt to levitate. Gavin Hipkins explores the themes of landscape and seriality in the touristic packaging of British Columbia. In her monumental photographic diptych Ann Shelton revisits the scene of a crime that captured the public imagination in her native New Zealand through its portrayal in the mass media. Natasha McHardy’s sculpture presents a miniature picnic of visual delights.

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