Transformative Chic—The Everlasting Cheongsam
May 31 - June 18, 2021

The Cheongsam is a style of close-fitting dress that originated in 1920s Shanghai. It quickly became a fashion phenomenon that was adopted by movie stars and schoolgirls alike. In the 1950’s, the design and making of Cheongsam moved to Hong Kong where it was taken up by local craftsmen and evolved once again into a… Read more »

Holding On—Gregory Geipel & Louise Francis-Smith
June 21 – July 23, 2021

Two Vancouver photographers document places in the City that are part of an Old Vancouver now threatened by a rapidly evolving New Vancouver. This exhibition contains selections from two of Gregory Geipel’s photographic series. Still Vancouver, his most recent body of work, documents older individual buildings across the City. The photographs are a type of… Read more »

Persimmon Blackbridge — Constructed Identities
July 26 – August 20, 2021

Constructed Identities, a major show of new work by Persimmon Blackbridge, uses mixed media wood carving with found objects to question how disability is framed as a fracturing of ordinary life rather than a normal, expected part of it. Her exploration of the figure begins in disability, but necessarily complicates itself as our embodied identities… Read more »