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The Roof
Pinaree Sanpitak
April 19, 2017 - July 5, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

Floating above the Winter Garden, The Roof is a site-specific suspended sculpture by Thai artist, Pinaree Sanpitak that celebrates collaboration and coexistence. The Roof is composed of translucent canopies hanging among the Winter Garden palm trees that create a literal but temporary ‘roof.’ Made from raw silk, glass fiber, non-woven fabric, wires, hooks, chains and aluminum modular truss, The Roof was constructed to interact with the architecture of Brookfield Place — as well as the palms and the people who pass through each day, forming a delicate, surreal shelter within the walls of the Winter Garden.

 

ABOUT PINAREE SANPITAK

Pinaree Sanpitak is one of the most compelling and respected Thai artists of her generation, and her work can be counted among the most powerful explorations of women’s experience in all of Southeast Asia. Her primary inspiration has been the female body, distilled to its most basic forms and imbued with an ethereal spirituality. The quiet, Zen-like abstraction of her work owes something to her training in Japan and sets it somewhat apart from the colorful intensity of much Thai art. Her rigorous focus on the female form, explored through a variety of media – painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, performance, and culinary arts, to name but a few – has resulted in an astoundingly varied and innovative body of work. For the past twenty years, a central motif in her work has been the female breast, which she relates to imagery of the natural world and to the iconic forms of the Buddhist stupa (shrine) and offering bowl. Often called a feminist or Buddhist artist, she resists such easy categorizations, preferring to let her work speak to each viewer directly, to the heart and soul, with the most basic language of form, color, and texture. Her work is not lacking in a conceptual framework, but it is one informed primarily by a deeply felt spiritual sense rather than by rigid dogmas or ideological constructs.

Neon Dreams Concert
Frank Kadillac, lead vocalist
Corey LeRue, DJ and backing vocals
Matt Gats, lead guitarist
Adrian Morris, drums and live sampling
March 30, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

It seems appropriate that the single that launched Neon Dreams on a tour across Canada is called “Marching Bands,” because they’re clearly on the move – in more ways than one. A quartet of Nova Scotians who met at a Halifax high school, Neon Dreams takes the typical DJ format of an electronic dance music act and adds in live instruments to bring an explosive energy to on-stage performances and studio recordings.

 

 

 

A highly collaborative crew, the four members work together on the production and writing side of music, and during live performances each take on key roles: Frank Kadillac is lead vocalist; Corey LeRue is DJ and backing vocals; Matt Gats becomes lead guitarist; and Adrian Morris holds down the drums and live sampling.

Neon Dreams’ last two years of whirlwind success has included a single – “The Last of Us” – that made the top ten on iTunes’ electronic chart, songs featured on Keeping up With the Kardashians and Silicon Valley, and one of three slots in the 2016 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, Canada’s premiere artist development program.

“Marching Bands”, a collaboration with Toronto-bred rapper Kardinal Offishall, is a sign of the band’s potential to have major cross-over appeal. LeRue recently explained why that is: “Instead of the raging, hard-hitting electronic sound, or the melodic over-the-top big choruses, it’s a laid-back summer song that share a bit of our love for music and life.”

Take Your Seat: Live the Life You Intended
March 30, 2017 - May 5, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

Curated by Kelly McCray of FCP Gallery, Take Your Seat is a photographic journey, where artist Randy VanDerStarren shares his love of our fragile wonders of the world through a key “prop” component that accompanies him on his every journey – the director’s chair.

The Take Your Seat project reaches the world over through the photography of artist Randy VanDerStarren. Through Take Your Seat, viewers are asked to consider the vulnerability of the natural world and to take action to prevent an impending global environmental crisis. For the past couple years, the artist has been travelling the world over to photograph some of the most astonishing landscapes the earth has to offer.

Through this photographic journey, the artist shares his love of our fragile wonders of the world through a key “prop” component that accompanies him on his every journey – the director’s chair. Each astonishing landscape is staged with the chair that beseeches viewers to take a stand on environmental issues.

Cultivation
March 27, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Republic Plaza, Denver

Cultivation features visual arts by faculty and selected alumni from the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver. The exhibition represents a wide variety of styles and media, with an emphasis on new works, site-specific installation pieces, collaborative works and video/film presentations. The College of Arts & Media encompasses fine art, music, theater, film and digital animation.

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, March 31 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

 

COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER

The first college in Colorado devoted exclusively to arts and entertainment, the College of Arts & Media understands the influence of modern trends on traditional art forms.  We combine the latest technology with traditional methods, and we encourage our students to incorporate their discoveries of art’s emerging dimensions with our comprehensive instruction on its classical forms.

Mind the Gap: Birch Contemporary Gallery Artists+
February 21, 2017 - March 3, 2017
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Filling in memory gaps; this exhibition revisits important works by gallery artists and introduces never-before-seen works produced between exhibitions.

Birch Contemporary presents the group exhibition MIND THE GAP. The exhibition’s title references First Canadian Place’s location as part of the PATH network that links to the subway system, where the well-worn phrase ‘Mind The Gap’ draws public attention to the empty space between the train and the subway platform. The premise of this exhibition is to create awareness of a ‘gap’ of sorts, bringing attention to artworks produced between exhibitions or outside of more well-known bodies of work that have slipped into inventory without a formal public airing. MIND THE GAP brings these little-known works, many of which have never been officially exhibited, to the fore alongside significant works from gallery artists past and present.

Featured artists include Cathy Daley, Ed Pien, Howard Lonn, Louise Noguchi, Sean Stewart, Renée Van Halm, Kelly Richardson, Mitch Robertson, Martin Golland, Richard Storms, Janet Werner and Jaan Poldaas, amongst others.

Signs of Life: Psychedelic Valentine’s Day Love-In and Happy Hour
John Van Hamersveld
February 10, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

5-10 PM: Quiet Clubbing Love-In

Inside TASTE Food Hall & Courtyard at FIGat7th 

As part of the opening festivities for Signs of Life, a multi-site, large scale vinyl art installation by John Van Hamersveld, Arts Brookfield presents a themed happy hour with live DJs and a Psychedelic Valentine’s Day Quiet Clubbing Love-In at FIGat7th!

Featuring three DJs, a colorful atmosphere, and endless possibility, you can engage with the dynamic and vibrant retro graphics featured in Signs of Life and enjoy a wild dance party to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with your loved ones. There will be free candy, themed happy hour drinks, a photo booth and more!

Please RSVP here!

 

DTLA

Read more about Signs of Life on page 47.

 

About John Van Hamersveld

Even if someone thinks they do not know the artwork of John Van Hamersveld, they have probably come face to face with it at some point in their life, possibly through the album artwork of their favorite band, through an experience at the 1984 Olympics that Van Hamersveld was commissioned to design, or at the drive through window of a Fatburger that he re-branded.

Holding influential positions as an Art Director for Surfer Magazine and Capitol Records, he designed hundreds of album covers for musicians like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles along with leading the surf culture aesthetic for decades. His iconic image for the movie The Endless Summer in 1964 and his concert poster for Jimi Hendrix at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium in 1968 have become two of the most recognizable and well-known images in their respective genres, securing Van Hamersveld’s place in design history.

The Signs of Life installation will include a unique vinyl design on the upper plaza at FIGat7th, as well as four portraits of famous musicians and composers in the windows of Bank of America, facing Hope St and the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall on Grand.

Through this colorful, dynamic, and vibrant pop imagery, you will be introduced, or reconnected, to the work of an LA icon.

 

Signs of Life
John Van Hamersveld
February 10, 2017 - April 28, 2017
FIGat7th, Los Angeles

Arts Brookfield presents a multi-property, large scale vinyl art installation by John Van Hamersveld, the well-known LA based artist who has played an instrumental role in shaping the visual culture of rock ’n’ roll and SoCal life since the 1960s. Through the dynamic and vibrant retro graphics featured in Signs of Life, you will be introduced to the artwork of an LA icon who is truly a part of design history!

 

Free Public Events

Friday, February 10: Psychedelic Valentine’s Day Love-In & Happy Hour

2nd and 4th Fridays, February & March: Lunch with LACO

 

DTLA

Read more about Signs of Life on page 47.

 

About John Van Hamersveld

Even if someone thinks they do not know the artwork of John Van Hamersveld, they have probably come face to face with it at some point in their life, possibly through the album artwork of their favorite band, through an experience at the 1984 Olympics that Van Hamersveld was commissioned to design, or at the drive through window of a Fatburger that he re-branded.

Holding influential positions as an Art Director for Surfer Magazine and Capitol Records, he designed hundreds of album covers for musicians like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles along with leading the surf culture aesthetic for decades. His iconic image for the movie The Endless Summer in 1964 and his concert poster for Jimi Hendrix at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium in 1968 have become two of the most recognizable and well-known images in their respective genres, securing Van Hamersveld’s place in design history.

The Signs of Life installation will include a unique vinyl design on the upper plaza at FIGat7th, as well as four portraits of famous musicians and composers in the windows of Bank of America, facing Hope St and the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall on Grand. Through this colorful, dynamic, and vibrant pop imagery, you will be introduced, or reconnected, to the work of an LA icon.

 

Shelter of Desire
New works by Xi Zhang
February 9, 2017 - April 28, 2017
1801 California, Denver

The paintings presented in “Shelter of Desire” are some of the most recent of artist Xi Zhang from a major, ongoing series “Metallic Leaf Garden,” which was initiated in 2014. The paintings explore how the individual’s mind re-shapes one’s physical environment. Contemporary psychological theory allows that our conscious, emotions and subconscious can be akin to “paint” that consistently colors our reality. The artist’s investigation towards this incorporates a variety of individual psychological realms, depicting them in fictionalized surroundings to justify the relationship between one’s perception and one’s reality. He utilizes a mixture of expressionist/abstract aesthetics in a subtle, theatrical way to construct the characters’ environments, reflecting on their internal thoughts, struggles, personality, and/or problems.

Curated by Andra Archer for Arts Brookfield.


OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, February 16
4:30-7:00 PM

 

ABOUT XI ZHANG

Born in 1984 in Kaifeng, China, Xi Zhang has been immersed in the practice of art throughout his entire life. Upon completion of his studies in painting at China’s Beijing Institute of Art and Design, he moved to the United States to further his artistic training at Denver, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from RMCAD in 2008, and that same year was recognized by then Denver Post art critic Kyle MacMillan as the “Emerging Artist of the Year” for his “well developed, surprisingly mature vision.” Zhang continued from there with his masters studies in painting at the University of Colorado, Boulder, receiving his MFA from the institution in 2011.  That same year he was named one of the “12 Best Colorado Artists Under 35” as well as one of seven “Pathfinders” in the arts also by MacMillan in the Denver Post.

Zhang has presented his work in a number of notable solo exhibitions including “12921” at Rule Gallery, Denver, “Shows Promise” at the Jeppessen Terminal of Denver International Airport, and “11 Ceremonies” at Plus Gallery, Denver. In 2011 he was commissioned by CNN for their “Ripple” online international art project in commemoration of the ten year anniversary of 9/11, with his painting receiving more than four million hits from the news channels website. Later that year Zhang delivered a Logan Lecture at the Denver Art Museum as part of the prestigious series’ fall focus on International Contemporary Chinese Artists. In 2012 Zhang received his United States citizenship as an “Artist of extraordinary ability,” paving his way forward towards a career as a US-based artist. His work has been acquired by some of the most prominent contemporary collectors and curators in the state of Colorado.

Window Galleries: London from the Rooftops
James Burns
February 5, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Canary Wharf, London

The Window Galleries series at Canada Place showcases up-and-coming artists, designers and craftspeople.

 

LONDON FROM THE ROOFTOPS

Since 2006, James Burns has been working with owners and developers of London’s tallest buildings, gaining a unique vantage point from which to build his unrivaled collection of breath-taking panoramas. Capturing the dramatic interplay of London’s skyline with fleeting moments of wonder in the skies above, these are not your typical postcard scenes but rare moments of beauty, intuitively revealed by James’s visionary imagination.

Window Galleries: U Jewelry
Urška Hvalica
February 5, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Canary Wharf, London

The Window Galleries series at Canada Place showcases up-and-coming artists, designers and craftspeople.

 

U JEWELRY

U Jewelry is a collection of textile pieces that celebrate traditional crafts. Each piece is handmade using textile and recycled yarns, the interwoven threads creating light and recognizably contemporary pieces.

 

URŠKA HVALICA

Urška Hvalica, a Slovenian jewelry designer and architect currently based in London, works on design projects that reinterpret traditional crafts in a . Her designs are inspired by the three-dimensionality of an architectural space and the material potential of fabrics.

Mind the Gap
Birch Contemporary Gallery Artists+
February 2, 2017 - March 24, 2017
First Canadian Place, Toronto

Presented in partnership with Birch Contemporary, MIND THE GAP references First Canadian Place’s location as part of the PATH network that links to the subway system, where the well-worn phrase ‘Mind The Gap’ draws public attention to the empty space between the train and the subway platform.

The premise of this exhibition is to create awareness of a ‘gap’ of sorts, bringing attention to artworks produced between exhibitions or outside of more well-known bodies of work that have slipped into inventory without a formal public airing. MIND THE GAP brings these little-known works, many of which have never been officially exhibited, to the fore alongside significant works from gallery artists past and present.

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

Cathy Daley

Ed Pien

Howard Lonn

Louise Noguchi

Sean Stewart

Renée Van Halm

Kelly Richardson

Mitch Robertson

Martin Golland

Richard Storms

Janet Werner

Jaan Poldaas

Radiance: An original artwork by Amy Kao
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster
January 28, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Brookfield Place New York, New York

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Arts Brookfield has commissioned an original work of art by artist Amy Kao for the 230 Vesey Shops at Brookfield Place New York. Radiance explores the traditional Chinese craft of paper cut-outs to create a landscape of imagination, where viewers are invited to traverse through a succession of swelling contours and recessions. Each of the densely elaborate columns depicts a distinct landscape of foliage motifs, together with iconic roosters in celebration of this year’s zodiac animal.

 

ABOUT AMY KAO

Amy Kao’s work speaks to the perceptual experience and experiences of nature as markers of history and culture. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York Public Library, and Apexart, NY. Most recently, Kao collaborated with designer Jil Sander on a fashion collection. Solo exhibitions include Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NY and Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, NY.  Kao is a recipient of residency fellowships at Yaddo, NY; MacDowell Colony, NH; Art Omi, NY and the Lower East Side Printshop, NY. Born in Taiwan, Kao currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Brookfield Tenant Art Exhibit
January 23, 2017 - February 22, 2017
Republic Plaza, Denver

The Brookfield Tenant Art Exhibit features artwork by employees and family members of 1801 California and Republic Plaza. Works in this biennial exhibit represent a variety of mixed media, including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Join us for a reception and award presentation on Thursday, February 2 to celebrate the exhibiting artists.

 

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, February 2 | 4:30 – 7 PM

 

Featured Artists from 1801 California

Brookfield Properties
Angela Elaine Lombard, relative of Penfield Tate-Belton

Butler Snow
Weston Keyes, relative of Melanie Keyes
Devon Keyes, relative of Melanie Keyes
Melanie Keyes

CenturyLink
Olivia Couch, relative of Joy McConnell-Couch
Alison McKelvy
Joy Couch

Crestone Peak Resources
Kay Butler

Guard & Grace
Kenneth Howell

Ibotta
Charlotte Bassin, relative of Scott Bassin
Courtney Allen
Whit Haynes, relative of Melissa Haynes

Kutak Rock LLP
Daun Knight, relative of Jason Rollinger

Molson Coors Brewing Company
Laura Bruggeman
Mitchell Beamer, relative of Lisa Voit
Jessica Beamer, relative of Lisa Voit
Daniel Stern

RBC Capital Markets
Holly White, relative of Nicole Brunswig

RBC Wealth Management
Elizabeth Lo, relative of Lisa Lo

Send Grid
Graham Gall, relative of Jim Gall

Squire Patton Boggs
David Wayne Hill, relative of Cydney Hill

Transamerica
Tabitha McCue
Jenny Goring
Phil Cipri, relative of Marcie Carvalho

 

Featured Artists from Republic Plaza:

Brookfield Properties
Rachel Fleming, relative of Hannah Fleming
Barry Hilleary, relative of Patrick Hilleary

DCP Midstream
Steven Jay Barraza, relative of Daniel Osthoff
Clyde Whitmarsh, relative of Valerie Whitmarsh

Denver Investments
Dontrell T. Bradford Jr., relative of LaTerrell Bradford
Sierra Barela, relative of Mike Barela

Encana Oil & Gas
Brian Reischl, relative of Wendelyn Reischl
Wendelyn Reischl
Susan Most, relative of Matt Most
Rachel Most, relative of Matt Most
Caroline Kelley
Ken Dvorak 

Extraction Oil & Gas
Elvira Lyons

JP Morgan
Karen Hanes
Timothy Collins
Chip Bromfield, relative of Mary Bromfield

Spencer Fane LLP
Ashley Orcutt Johnson
Aubrey Rudy

Starbucks
Kyle Warkentin 

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell
Tom Wade
Reid Neureiter

Venoco, LLC
Brian Donovan

Marching Cubes
A sculpture by Jesse Colin Jackson
Curated by Pari Nadimi
January 17, 2017 - March 10, 2017
Grace Building, New York

Drawing inspiration from a computer algorithm of the same name, Jesse Colin Jackson’s Marching Cubes projects use 3-D printing to make the virtual world physical. In the 1980s, researchers devised an algorithm for generating computer graphics from medical scan data, which featured an underlying language of faceted cubes. Jackson has translated this virtual procedure into sculptures, which he assembles from a modular set of 3-D printed components. By enacting the algorithm in the real world, Marching Cubes generates dialogue about the ways in which information technologies create the building blocks of contemporary culture.

Marching Cubes #18, Jackson’s most recent assembly, is comprised of over 1,000 components of 3-D printed biodegradable plastic. More than 10,000 high-strength magnets connect the components into a sculptural form conceived in response to the Grace Building lobby. The edge of the steel tile base represents a virtual boundary, a reminder of the project’s computational origins. At the edge of the tiles, the sculpture’s faceted surface is interrupted, revealing the interior connections that permit Marching Cubes to turn the computational world into physical reality.

Curated by Pari Nadimi.

 

ABOUT JESSE COLIN JACKSON

Jesse Colin Jackson’s practice is focused on object- and image-making as alternative modes of architectural production. He manipulates forms and ideas found in virtual and built environments through the expressive opportunities provided by digital fabrication and visualization technologies. His work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including Radiant City (Pari Nadimi Gallery, 2014), Automatic/Revisited (Latitude 44, 2013), and Usonia Road (Larry Wayne Richards Gallery, 2009). Jackson has received project funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Jackson is head of programs in Electronic Art and Design at the University of California, Irvine.

Winter Lights 2017
30 Spectacular Light Installations
January 16, 2017 - January 27, 2017
Canary Wharf, London

The Winter Lights sculptures, structures and installations are the creations of some of the most innovative artists and designers around today, presenting work in different forms of light technology. Together the artists represent four continents across the world with installations that are interactive, performance art or visual spectacles to be admired from afar.

Appealing to art lovers, families, young and the old, there is something for everyone from dusk and all for free. Best seen after 4PM, all the installations and light affects come alive during the evening until 9PM, so join us on a dark January evening and experience a wealth of inventive and spectacular light effects and sculptures that will illuminate the Canary Wharf skyline.

Click here to see the full list of participants in the Winter Lights Festival.

Green Canary Wharf  – All the installations are made as energy efficient as possible using mains power instead of generators and using LED lighting. Transportation of artworks and equipment is combined to reduce the number of journeys, using electric vehicles around the estate and local contractors are used as much as possible.