Misanthropy, in conjunction with Labyrinth Artist Society, presents: l’esprit d’escalier in at ACME Studios.

l'esprit d'escalier presented by Labyrinth Artist Society

Friday at 8:00pm – July 30 at 1:00am


Labyrinth Gallery – ACME Studios rear entrance

112 East Hastings
Vancouver, BC

l’esprit d’escalier

Misanthropy gallery founders, Neal Nolan, Eben Bender and Celia King will be hosting a series of exhibits throughout Vancouver this summer. Embracing the challenge of a variety of maladroit locations by manipulating an astute curatorial agenda, applying consideration into the medium of work, process and technical application of each exhibit in order to effectively maintain a cohesive aesthetic in conjunctive regards to each location and it challenges.

The first of this series, curated solely by Neal Nolan, with the special assistance of VIVO Vancouver, is situated as the founding exhibit at Labyrinth Gallery featuring a seven tier video installation and fundraiser presented by the Misanthropy Gallery curators for the ACME studio building in development of their Labyrinth Gallery exhibition space initiative.

The open themed selected work spans a variety of international artists including Postgraduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Russell J Chartier. Whom, along with his video art practice, has also worked in Broadcast Television with various networks including A&E and The History Channel.
From London, UK, the exhibit also embraces artist Kiron Hussain, winner of the Animate Projects Award for Best Experimental Film at the London Short Film Festival, and our own local artist Brian Kent Gotro, class of 2000 BFA graduate from UBC Okanagan, who’s work has shown internationally in Hong Kong, Russia, Norway, Berlin, New York, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kelowna and Vancouver.

For additional information on these and other artists included in the exhibition please see Bios and links below.

l’esprit d’escalier
*Friday, July 29th**, 2011*

8pm – 1am
Labyrinth Gallery:

Rear entrance- 112 E. Hastings
ACME Studio building.

As part of building towards the founding of the alley entrance curatorial space (Labyrinth Gallery), and in coordination with the City’s mandate to develop the 100 block/ south side Hastings alley between Columbia and Main street at 112 E.Hastings (ACME Studio building), a series of fundraiser art exhibits will be presented creatively utilizing the building’s rear foyer, main and descending stairwell, main floor foyer and assenting to the top floor.

l’esprit d’escalier Artists:

Alexander Bell

Russell J Chartier

Frederick Cummings

Brian Kent Gotro

Kiron Hussain

Alison Lilly

Riel McGuire: Poeta Productions

VJ Dred

Neal E. Nolan et Darren Read

Musical performers:
Interior Design:

Gameboysound: Feat- Sarah M. Zwaryck

The mandate of the Labyrinth Gallery is to support a variety of creative media to both artists and curators resident to the ACME Studio Building and local to Vancouver.
The gallery hosts a panel of directors accepting open curatorial submissions starting August 1st, 2011. (Labyrinth Artist Society)

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