april 12th to may 11th, 2013
Drawn from the collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Full Frontal explores the relationship between masculinity and male sexuality, and why the image of a naked man, baring all, is one of society’s last taboos.
february 15th to march 30th, 2013
This exhibition takes an in-depth look at the news photography archives of the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers. This unique archive holds a breadth of material that includes hundreds of thousands of photographs from as early as the 1880s.
november 23rd, 2012 to janurary 26th, 2013
Satellite Gallery presents a rare glimpse into the video archive of the late activist and filmmaker Lenore Herb. Between 1979 and 1982, Herb, also known as Doreen Grey, documented Vancouver's vibrant punk music, poetry and visual arts scene amassing an archive of some 1000 hours of video tape.
september 28th to november 10th, 2012
Dorothy is a new series of works by Vancouver-based artist Myfanwy MacLeod. The exhibition at Satellite Gallery features origami sculptures and photographs of origami designs, each made from pages of a Playboy magazine in which Vancouver-born playmate, Dorothy Stratten, appears as a centerfold.
july 14th to september 15th, 2012
The Kwakwaka’wakw artist Henry Speck, or Udzi’stalis (1908 – 1971), became a “newly discovered phenomenon” in 1964 when his paintings of masked dancers, coastal creatures, and sea monsters were shown at Vancouver’s New Design Gallery.
may 12th to june 23rd, 2012
Elegant Disorder: Perspectives on Porcelainis a group exhibition featuring contemporary artists Paul Mathieu, Sin-Ying Ho, Shelley Miller, Elizabeth Zvonar and Brendan Tang. Presented at Satellite Gallery, this exhibition engages with the history of porcelain—in particular, contemporary expressions of the blue-and-white motifs reminiscent of Chinese Ming Dynasty wares. With more than a dozen works on display touching on pottery, sculpture and photography, this exhibition joins new perspectives to familiar porcelain motifs.
march 10th to may 5th, 2012
Satellite Gallery and Access Gallery co-present Mexican curator Adriana Estrada Centelles’ group exhibition Broken Borders. The exhibition reflects on the sociopolitical situation that has affected Mexico and more recently other countries, such as Canada and the United States, for the past six years—the drug war.
january 25th to march 23rd, 2012
Michael Morris has been a key figure of the west coast art scene since the 1960s, and his contribution to the development of vancouver as an important city for contemporary art has been immense. Satellite Gallery presents Palomar: Michael Morris, an exhibition of work by Morris that complements his larger exhibition at the Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry.
nature, knowledge and the knower: james l. clark archives and the construction of habitat dioramas at the american museum of natural history
october 29th to january 14th, 2012
A new exhibition at Satellite Gallery offers unprecedented access to the visual archives of artist and explorer James L. (lippit) Clark from the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
september 14th to october 22nd, 2011
Satellite Gallery presents a series of new "cubo-futurist-surrealist" paintings by senior Canadian artist Gordon Payne. Payne began painting in the 1950s, and was associated with the avant-garde scene in Vancouver during the 1960s.
september 9th to october 22nd, 2011
Brian Lye’s Training a Fool is Not a Joke (2011) is a looped film that takes inspiration from Rodney Graham's Vexation Island (1997). Set in the back yard of a South Vancouver home that is slated for demolition, Lye performs as an apprentice tree pruner who has been hired to remove a large dead branch from a tree.
july 8th to august 28th, 2011
The exhibition features new works by two Vancouver-based artists who employ photographs as canvases on which new images are built. Moppett utilizes an array of computer-generated drawing tools to elaborate and adulterate existing photographs, while Pinheiro physically paints on small photographs, then scans and enlarges the subsequent images to larger size. Both artists’ techniques arise out of histories of collage and montage. However, their photographs hover at an uneasy interstice between matrix and image, and at a point where form and content are peculiarly fluid. While the results may be called paintings or photographs, they are both and not.
april 20th, 2011 to july 3rd, 2011
Through singing drums, family heirlooms, a talking basket, and cups of tea, artist Peter Morin sets the idea of the museum on the kitchen table. Peter Morin's Museum weaves together familiar practices of museum display with a series of performances and an evolving installation to create a space in which to share Tahltan knowledge. As elements of the "museum" change and transform over time, visitors are invited to reflect on history, objects, and places of connection.
february 4th, 2011 to april 10th, 2011
The Named and the Unnamed was presented in conjunction with the exhibition Faces: Works from the Permanent Collection at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia
november 27th, 2010 to january 23th, 2011
satellite gallery's first group show invites the public to decode the conventions of art and exhibition-making
october 21st to november 7th, 2010
Satellite Gallery opens with a significant nod to Vancouver’s own history of experimental art, presenting an early video projection of a performance artwork by Vancouver-based artist Glenn Lewis
september 29th to october 17th, 2010
Room Divided (1969) is a spatial alteration of the Satellite Gallery that divides the room in half. The architecture is demarcated by dolomite stones laid on the floor, contained by three walls and defined by a line of blue tape.