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Studio Salon

  • Gam Gallery 110 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6A 2R8 Canada (map)

Gam Studio Salon

Friday, September 14, 8:00PM - 12:00AM

Join us at the Gam for Labyrinth 2018– ACME studios’ open house and celebration. An immersive evening of experimental sound, projected images and painting.

ACME Studios holds 16 studios and close to 50 artists of all disciplines, many of whom will be showing art in their studios and the Labyrinth Gallery.

Featured sound and projected image artists:
Mortlake- create a modal improvisation of psychedelic synthesized analogue sounds and cryptic, cabalistic, occult projected imagery.

R&D: feat. Daniel Majer. Live sound performances using electronic instrumentation and digital processing to manipulate samples and field recordings, with emphasis on ambivalent emotions, harmony, tension, ambience and texture, creating a playful balance between human emotion and musical form.

Postdrag is the moniker of producer/composer Peki Hajdukovic. He creates a reflection of static and cyclical instances of time, through synthesis, field recording, and processed electronic loops.

Featured visual artists:
Michael Shumiatcher graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984 with a focus in Sculpture and has been teaching in public high schools since 1994. Recently, He has returned to oil painting, the passion of his pre-NSCAD years. Shumiatcher has shown in Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver. An essay on his work has been written by Robin Peck and published both by Parachute Magazine and the grunt gallery.

Megan Dietrich is a multimedia artist, storyteller and creative consultant based at the Gam Gallery in Vancouver. Her work is rooted in what she calls the 'collective individual' experience, exploring pop influences of colour and texture on our visual language. Her abstract works are of thematics in pure form, with titles referencing quirky, satirical memory. Palettes, marks and ideas on the canvas additionally lend themselves across her work in design and illustration for a whimsical yet discerning character.

Diana Victoria Newman has a Business Degree from UVic and an Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate at Langara College. After Diana discovered that her artwork held deep truthful insights into her reality and helped to awaken, heal, inspire & liberate her, she was inspired to let the art lead the way. Today she continues on a path of self-expression and development through the energy of creating intuitive paintings & poetry, being a THRIVE Mastermind member, and finishing her Fine Arts Certificate at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
FB + IG: @dianavictorianewman

Alex Gibson is a Barbadian artist who moved to Canada at the age of eighteen, and currently lives and works in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. He has a Bachelor of Media Arts with a major in animation from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and works in painting, drawing, photography, and animation. His practice explores queer themes and sentiment in relation to his Caribbean background.