SNACKS / READINGS / ART
We’re celebrating the launch of our Winter 2019 Issue! Join us from 7-9PM on Saturday, March 16 at Gallery Gachet for snacks and readings while surrounded by feature artist Riisa Gundesen’s solo exhibition Intrusive Thoughts. We’ll also have issues for sale and we might even give away a subscription or two. Plus—it’s your LAST CHANCE to check out Intrusive Thoughts as the show closes after our launch!
9 West Hastings
We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We also recognize this acknowledgement itself as both necessary and insufficient—a starting point, not an end point.
Bus: 14, 16, 3, 8, 10
Skytrain: Stadium-Chinatown (600m away)
There is street parking or pay parking at Abbott and West Hastings.
-Front door (not automatic) is 32″ width, no steps
-Bathrooms are all-gender (Door – 35″ width; Toilet clearance:
8” left side, 29” front; Support bars on left and behind the toilet)
-ASL interpretation available upon request: please email contact@thecapilanoreview.
INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS: SELF-PORTRAITS BY RIISA GUNDESEN
This exhibition explores feminine representation, the abject, and mental health. In the context of Riisa’s work, the abject denies the viewer the anticipated pleasure of looking at the feminine body by showing mental and bodily functions that are often hidden or repressed. Riisa illustrates compulsive scratching, picking, and over-grooming in her self-portraits through the use of texture, paint, and ambiguous figures. At the same time, she uses rich and energetic paint colours to draw the audience into her paintings and evoke feelings of intrigue, alarm, and empathy. Together, Intrusive Thoughts investigates the possibilities of the abject as a metaphor for lived experience with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and depression.