Long regarded as a “minor craft”, ceramics have emerged from the annals of antiquity and shelves of granny’s china cabinet to become a platform for social commentary, a place to confront tradition, and a medium in which to explore form over function.
Pick a card, any card—there are about 15,000 of them to choose from. But this isn’t a tarot reading and it’s far from a card trick. No, it’s a close look at early British Columbia through a private collection of postcards.
When selecting a new painting for the wall, a prospective buyer typically migrates toward an art gallery, art fair, or an auction house to fit the bill. But Amazon.com and other online platforms want buyers to consider another option.
Collections—no matter how small or large—don’t happen overnight. But they do start simply, with a single artifact or a small group of objects, and an interminable fascination with a certain something.
Since landmark destination Vancouver Architectural Antiques on Main and 8th Avenue shuttered its doors last winter, it may be a popular belief that treasure hunter extraordinaire Eric Cohen has retired. This is not true. Enter Renew Gallery.