1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6H 3R9
More than 12 contemporary art galleries have relocated to the Flats, a gritty yet up-and-coming patch of stubby concrete buildings, dusty auto shops, and railroad tracks clustered around East 1st Avenue between Main and Clark.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun grew up immersed in the political and cultural struggles of First Nations people. These concerns of his formative years continue to influence his work as an artist, and he is deeply unapologetic about his trenchant views.
Although Kathy Zhang’s work can easily be called things of beauty, her elaborate realist paintings of ornate home interiors find a comfortable milieu in this city, where the artistic practice is often laden with critical theory and conceptualism.