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Exhibit: Douglas Coupland mixed-media at VAG, vol. 7 (paintings, remix’d / G7)

Notes about Group of 7 and Coupland
here, this blurb tells all about DC and the G7 (which was a treat for me as i’d just published my mixed-media piece about Varley) – note to self: i need to get him a copy of the essays

Evidence from mixed-media master Douglas Coupland’s exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery – the assortment of items i captured from the wide-array of mediums he works with/in, are arranged into 7 volumes for convenience. This is volume 7, Painting, remix’d/G7 (my title, not his). Note: some of these paintings were “technically only sorta” part the Coupland exhibit as i recall. I don’t know really.

G7 painting (Varley?)
“don’t take photo on the 2nd floor” i was instructed – but Varley never told me that, so…

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Exhibit: Douglas Coupland mixed-media at VAG, vol. 6 (substrates)

QR code for the head
Coupland, “I wait and I wait and I wait for God to appear.”

Evidence from mixed-media master Douglas Coupland’s exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery – the assortment of items i captured from the wide-array of mediums he works with/in, are arranged into 7 volumes for convenience. This is volume 6, Substrates (my title, not his).

Ziggy Stardust
ziggy played with blocks, building towers for the hulk and all of his friends

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Exhibit: Douglas Coupland mixed-media at VAG, vol. 5 (cityscapes)

Cityscape of blocks
this project was crowd-sourced where folks built disparate parts, and DC assembled into a common aesthetic of a familiar architecture language

Evidence from mixed-media master Douglas Coupland’s exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery – the assortment of items i captured from the wide-array of mediums he works with/in, are arranged into 7 volumes for convenience. This is volume 5, Cityscapes (my title, not his).

Rather dystopian cityscape
this dystopian cityscape look idyllic at first until you see catastrophe and impending danger everywhere

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Gallery Exhibit: Douglas Coupland mixed-media at VAG, vol. 4 (Canadiana)

Old school goalie mask
the kid who had one of these, played goal, whether he was good or not

Evidence from mixed-media master Douglas Coupland’s exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery – the assortment of items i captured from the wide-array of mediums he works with/in, are arranged into 7 volumes for convenience. This is volume 4, Canadiana (my title, not his).

B&W TV showing parliament
CBC coverage of parliament – a communal experience for so many (and kinda like the TV we watched the World Cup on in Jamaica)

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Exhibit: Douglas Coupland mixed-media at VAG, vol. 3 (slogans)

Slogan, no longer remember my pre-internet brain
i recall the moment when my brain changed though

Evidence from mixed-media master Douglas Coupland’s exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery – the assortment of items i captured from the wide-array of mediums he works with/in, are arranged into 7 volumes for convenience. This is volume 3, Slogans (my title, not his).

What if there was a drug that made you feel more like yourself?
would you have time to take it?

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Gallery Exhibit: Douglas Coupland mixed-media at VAG, vol. 2 (collections)

VW bus and other items
VW bus model and other practical items and toys, somehow creating a tiny universe

Evidence from mixed-media master Douglas Coupland’s exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery – the assortment of items i captured from the wide-array of mediums he works with/in, are arranged into 7 volumes for convenience. This is volume 2, Collection (my title, not his).

Variety of cleaning products from Japan
whats a n exhibit without a collection of Japanese cleaning products – some purchased, some washed-up ashore (perhaps)

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Exhibit: Douglas Coupland mixed-media at VAG, vol. 1 (meta)

Photography encouraged
well isn’t this refreshing, thanks Doug

Evidence from mixed-media master Douglas Coupland’s exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery – the assortment of items i captured from the wide-array of mediums he works with/in are arranged into 7 volumes for convenience. This is volume 1, Meta (my title, not his).

Collection of notebooks
donations to the UBC archive/library include his notebooks (i have plenty so love seeing this)

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Journal: I think it crawls more like a vine…

“I think it crawls more like a vine – Meandering here in there, occasionally finding a place to connect again, seeking light, moving horizontal, not always vertical” (maybe me, maybe someone else)

Douglas Coupland “Everything is Everywhere” exhibit at Vancouver Art Gallery

Is it a weakness that when I feel blue, I want to stretch to a corner of the world I know nothing about to soak in new inspirations, find a new spark, glean inspiration from the soil, wisdom from the sweater and elders whether they be shamans or sheepherders? Is this cowardice our salvation? My dreams are alive locations but in reality, i’m hardly strong enough for a bus trip across town.

I’ve always felt invincible going to new countries with no language, knowledge, currency, friends plans etc. but now I resort to dreams – and postcards and scribbles – my brain, once a mighty tool of writing anything from expository essays to the finest press releases to true unadulterated freeverse poetry now allows me a running dialogue which I share unashamedly with you.

In the past days, my dreams were filled with pondering ideas including: 45 day Amtrak USA pass to slowly roll and visit friends I haven’t seen in sometime; Scotland’s remote & sparse Outer Hebrides (bring a sweater but steel cut oats are abundant), Thai healing retreat (not one that is very new agey, very expensive, requires hours of silent meditation, has Friday night pub crawls but just massage several times a day, healing energy, soaking and coconuts and soups and drinks, also mangoes and papayas; Romanian hotsprings – apparently there are thousands but I’m not sure if there undeveloped, remote, resorts, or what the deal is, however, I am intrigued about Transylvania; or back to japan in Okayama where plenty of hot springs, easy access to the leanly populated Shikoku island plus the magical Kurashiki galleries laden with impressionist art just down the road.

All of these are simply conjecture and imagination.

I am incapable of great journeys by myself without significant jeopardy. So I dream. I dream of rest and peace and days in which my muscles joints and bones don’t ache like I’ve been pounded into submission all night. I dream of long night sleep without medication, I dream of waking up one day and feeling refreshed and I live I dream of being able to read a book without my eyes getting boggled and my head turning migrained.

Blerg: I am truly bored of telling you about all these things but, you signed up for the ride and you’re welcome to get off at any time. This might mean you won’t get a postcard.

Everywhere Is Anywhere Is Anything Is Everything | VAG

 

Everywhere Is Anywhere Is Anything Is Everything | VAG

Vancouver Art Gallery

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VancouverBC,
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Douglas Coupland’s: The House Next Door via The New York Times

The House Next Door – The New York Times > [limit/paywall]