The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery opens its Belkin Satellite location at 555 Hamilton Street on January 18, 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 MFAs at UBC.
This multimedia 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.