the PERCEIVERS | March 13 - 31, 2011
The STAG is proud to be host to the debut group show of the Perceivers. Formed by members of Spectrum Society for Community Living’s Graffiti program, the Perceivers are a multi-disciplinary tour-de-force. Since Graffiti’s founding in 2004 members of the group have explored mixed media collage, painting, sculpture, music and performance. Through the facilitation of Aja Rose Bond, Jane Panek and others, various members of the group have developed a large body of work, a portion of which will be on display at the STAG during March.
Stanley Wong will be exhibiting drawings and paintings featuring his highly detailed Sim-City like 3 dimensional city-scapes composed of interconnected geometric shapes that stretch endlessly across alien topographies. Also on view will be his custom t-shirts and a wall size display of his daily recordings which feature detailed accounts of people and events embedded within coded shapes and signs. The show will also showcase a variety of work by Eddie Choi including several large paintings featuring abstract color studies, a variety of humorously surreal drawings and a display of his “Chi Chi” work - labor intensive transcriptions of entire novels, obscured by color pencil and systematically cut into confetti. The show will also include drawings, collage and writings by other participants, past and present.
The exhibition will be available to view during open hours or by appointment.
Open hours 2-5pm
Sunday, March 20th & Sunday, March 27th
The STAG | Think Tank | “In what ways can Developmentally Disabled Adults be supported in exploring creativity and connecting with others who share their interests?” | Thursday, March 31, 7pm
As a related event, the STAG will be hosting a Think Tank led by Aja Rose Bond. Having spent years working with DD people and other marginalized communities to facilitate the exploration of creativity, Aja is interested in opening up a conversation with anyone else who’s interested including artists, families, clients and other people in similar fields of work. Other examples of programs designed to support and facilitate creativity for DD adults will be discussed including Creativity Explored and Creative Growth in the Bay Area as well as the potential for similar studio / gallery projects to exist here in Vancouver.