Thank you!

Thank you to everyone for their support in making the Western Front 40th Anniversary Auction a great success.

Thank you to our Event Supporters: Hawksworth Restaurant, Whistler Brewing Company, St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery, The Flower Factory, A&B Partytime Rentals, Browning & Company, Chernoff Fine Art, Denbigh Fine Art Services, The LAB, and OPUS Art Supplies. 

And special thanks to the artists, guests, performers, dedicated volunteers, and staff. We’ll see you next year!

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Oliver LaricChinese Chippendale2012Polyurethane, phosphorescent pigment19.5 x 19.5” x 0.5”Estimated Market Value:  $3,000
The work is a single polyurethane cube using fluorescent colours, based on an instructional drawing by Thomas Chippendale.  Chippendale became known for his book of furniture designs that were interpretable and could be produced by anyone. This work is based on a “Chinese Chair” design, and therefore is further a European interpretation of a Chinese design, emblematic of Chinoiserie.

Oliver Laric
Chinese Chippendale
2012
Polyurethane, phosphorescent pigment
19.5 x 19.5” x 0.5”
Estimated Market Value:  $3,000

The work is a single polyurethane cube using fluorescent colours, based on an instructional drawing by Thomas Chippendale.  Chippendale became known for his book of furniture designs that were interpretable and could be produced by anyone. This work is based on a “Chinese Chair” design, and therefore is further a European interpretation of a Chinese design, emblematic of Chinoiserie.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#Oliver Laric  #westernfrontauction2013 
Luke FowlerAll Divided Selves, Camera Roll 1 (Archival sources) and 2 (16mm rushes)2011Two offset prints on Profisilk-PaperSigned and numbered, edition of 5030.3” x 19.7”Estimated Market Value: $1,500
A pair of framed prints from All Divided Selves, 2011, is a film exploring the ideas and legacy of British psychologist RD Laing (1927-89). The film represents a rich collage of captivating archival material, in which the viewer becomes an inadvertent witness to psychiatric sessions. 
Luke Fowler is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow. Fowler studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012 for his solo exhibition at Inverleith House in Edinburgh, which showcased his film, All Divided Selves. Fowler has had recent solo exhibitions at CCA Glasgow, Tate Britain, ICA London, the Berlin Film Festival, CCS Bard Galleries (New York), Bergen Kunsthalle, Serpentine Gallery (London, UK) and X Initiative (New York). In 2008 Fowler received the inaugural Jarman Award for artist -filmmakers.  

Luke Fowler
All Divided Selves, Camera Roll 1 (Archival sources) and 2 (16mm rushes)
2011
Two offset prints on Profisilk-Paper
Signed and numbered, edition of 50
30.3” x 19.7”
Estimated Market Value: $1,500

A pair of framed prints from All Divided Selves, 2011, is a film exploring the ideas and legacy of British psychologist RD Laing (1927-89). The film represents a rich collage of captivating archival material, in which the viewer becomes an inadvertent witness to psychiatric sessions. 

Luke Fowler is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow. Fowler studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012 for his solo exhibition at Inverleith House in Edinburgh, which showcased his film, All Divided Selves. Fowler has had recent solo exhibitions at CCA Glasgow, Tate Britain, ICA London, the Berlin Film Festival, CCS Bard Galleries (New York), Bergen Kunsthalle, Serpentine Gallery (London, UK) and X Initiative (New York). In 2008 Fowler received the inaugural Jarman Award for artist -filmmakers.  

— 1 year ago
#Luke Fowler  #westernfrontauction2013 
Jeremy BaileyPatent Drawing #3, Apparatus for the Display of Wearable Augmented Reality 3D Primitive Skeleton with Reactive Physics for Dance on the Internet2011India ink on paperVersion 1/2012.5” x 11”Estimated Market Value: $800
Jeremy Bailey will donate a patent drawing of a performance he did at the Western Front in January 2012.Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based artist whose work explores custom software in a performative context.  Recent projects include performances for Transmediale, the Stedelijk Museum, FACT, the Tate Liverpool and the New Museum in New York.  Bailey is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery.

Jeremy Bailey
Patent Drawing #3, Apparatus for the Display of Wearable Augmented Reality 3D Primitive Skeleton with Reactive Physics for Dance on the Internet
2011
India ink on paper
Version 1/20
12.5” x 11”
Estimated Market Value: $800

Jeremy Bailey will donate a patent drawing of a performance he did at the Western Front in January 2012.

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based artist whose work explores custom software in a performative context.  Recent projects include performances for Transmediale, the Stedelijk Museum, FACT, the Tate Liverpool and the New Museum in New York.  Bailey is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#Jeremy Bailey  #westernfrontauction2013 
Kelly LycanVancouver Anthology Poster 20102010Paper and white correction fluidEstimated Market Value: $1,000
This work on paper is part of an ongoing project to save and repurpose detritus from the art world.
Kelly Lycan is an installation and photo-based artist residing in Vancouver, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her Master of Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. She consistently investigates links between market culture and visual culture. How value is created and how it shifts through systems of cultural capital and consumer culture is relevant to Lycan’s practice. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada, Europe and the US, and is also a member of Instant Coffee, a service-oriented artist collective that builds social structures to investigate ideas, materials and actions. Instant Coffee has exhibited in Canada, South America, Europe and the US. 

Kelly Lycan
Vancouver Anthology Poster 2010
2010
Paper and white correction fluid
Estimated Market Value: $1,000

This work on paper is part of an ongoing project to save and repurpose detritus from the art world.

Kelly Lycan is an installation and photo-based artist residing in Vancouver, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her Master of Fine Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. She consistently investigates links between market culture and visual culture. How value is created and how it shifts through systems of cultural capital and consumer culture is relevant to Lycan’s practice. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada, Europe and the US, and is also a member of Instant Coffee, a service-oriented artist collective that builds social structures to investigate ideas, materials and actions. Instant Coffee has exhibited in Canada, South America, Europe and the US. 

— 1 year ago
#Kelly Lycan  #westernfrontauction2013 
Arvo LeoThere is someone somewhere else catching a bat, believing in that.2013Red wine, beeswax, pencil, ink, oil pastel on paper.25.2” x 19.3”Estimated Market Value: $2,000
Artist’s Comments: I would like to start by emphasizing that what this drawing is trying to illuminate is a distillation of a particular moment of varying importance. The moment being depicted is varyingly important due primarily to the varying degrees of agency affecting the numerous parties involved. Some of these parties include: The bat being caught (high degree of agency), the figure catching the bat (likely less agency than the bat), the environment where the catching is underway (unquantifiable agency) and of course the audience witnessing the event (this agency fluctuates depending on the particular audience member’s general fascination and/or fear of these flying creatures).
Secondly, this drawing - this tactile form – is simply a gesture towards returning language to the nature of imagery. By this I mean that the story has finally become inherent within the drawing itself and we can now build a world from a doodle such as this by the use of our imaginations alone (and what is the imagination really but a nation of images!). So as inextricably linked as language and the perceived-world really are, for a brief moment language is jettisoned and our self-created images come to life as sheer-sense, basking in their own ineffable lifespans free from word-belonging.
(Full description http://bit.ly/WulTnc )

Arvo Leo
There is someone somewhere else catching a bat, believing in that.
2013
Red wine, beeswax, pencil, ink, oil pastel on paper.
25.2” x 19.3”
Estimated Market Value: $2,000

Artist’s Comments: I would like to start by emphasizing that what this drawing is trying to illuminate is a distillation of a particular moment of varying importance. The moment being depicted is varyingly important due primarily to the varying degrees of agency affecting the numerous parties involved. Some of these parties include: The bat being caught (high degree of agency), the figure catching the bat (likely less agency than the bat), the environment where the catching is underway (unquantifiable agency) and of course the audience witnessing the event (this agency fluctuates depending on the particular audience member’s general fascination and/or fear of these flying creatures).

Secondly, this drawing - this tactile form – is simply a gesture towards returning language to the nature of imagery. By this I mean that the story has finally become inherent within the drawing itself and we can now build a world from a doodle such as this by the use of our imaginations alone (and what is the imagination really but a nation of images!). So as inextricably linked as language and the perceived-world really are, for a brief moment language is jettisoned and our self-created images come to life as sheer-sense, basking in their own ineffable lifespans free from word-belonging.

(Full description http://bit.ly/WulTnc )

— 1 year ago
#Arvo Leo  #westernfrontauction2013 
Julia FeyrerPoodle Dog Ornamental Bar “Film Still”201035mm C-print5” x 7.5”Estimated Market Value: $750
Snapshot while on the set of the Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar. Exterior of the interior. 
Julia Feyrer (b. 1982, Victoria, BC) lives and works in Vancouver. She has forthcoming exhibitions at Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff and the Victoria Art Gallery, recent solo exhibitions include Alternatives and Opportunities, Catriona Jeffries, Irregular Time Signatures, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (2011) and The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar, Artspeak, Vancouver (2010). Her work has been included in the following group exhibitions Children’s Films, Bielefelder Kunstverein and CAG (2012); Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery (2012).

Julia Feyrer
Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar “Film Still”
2010
35mm C-print
5” x 7.5”
Estimated Market Value: $750

Snapshot while on the set of the Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar. Exterior of the interior. 

Julia Feyrer (b. 1982, Victoria, BC) lives and works in Vancouver. She has forthcoming exhibitions at Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff and the Victoria Art Gallery, recent solo exhibitions include Alternatives and Opportunities, Catriona Jeffries, Irregular Time Signatures, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (2011) and The Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar, Artspeak, Vancouver (2010). Her work has been included in the following group exhibitions Children’s Films, Bielefelder Kunstverein and CAG (2012); Phantasmagoria, Presentation House Gallery (2012).

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#Julia Feyrer  #westernfrontauction2013 
The Raiders2013Set of 8 platesEstimated Market Value: $1,000
Artists starting clockwise from top left: Eli Bornowsky, Paul Mathieu, Allyson Clay, Renée Van Halm, Katie Lyle, Gillian McMillan, Eric Metcalfe and Monique Fouquet

The Raiders
2013
Set of 8 plates
Estimated Market Value: $1,000

Artists starting clockwise from top left: Eli Bornowsky, Paul Mathieu, Allyson Clay, Renée Van Halm, Katie Lyle, Gillian McMillan, Eric Metcalfe and Monique Fouquet

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#The Raiders  #westernfrontauction2013 
FieldworkGames2013
Fieldwork has specially designed a set of games for the Western Front.  Each dining table at the Auction will feature one of the games, which will be sold individually in the live auction. A complete set of all 8 games will also be sold in the silent auction. Fieldwork is a collaborative group of designers in Vancouver making things and telling stories.  Fieldwork is: Joshua Doherty, Anna Gukov, Amanda Huynh and Misha Olynyk. They observe behaviour, ask questions, share ideas, refine details, and shape materials. They obsess over: language, culinary exploits, objects, ideas and human activity. Graduates of Emily Carr design program. The members of Fieldwork share a studio in Chinatown.

Fieldwork
Games
2013

Fieldwork has specially designed a set of games for the Western Front.  Each dining table at the Auction will feature one of the games, which will be sold individually in the live auction. A complete set of all 8 games will also be sold in the silent auction.

Fieldwork is a collaborative group of designers in Vancouver making things and telling stories.  Fieldwork is: Joshua Doherty, Anna Gukov, Amanda Huynh and Misha Olynyk. They observe behaviour, ask questions, share ideas, refine details, and shape materials. They obsess over: language, culinary exploits, objects, ideas and human activity.

Graduates of Emily Carr design program. The members of Fieldwork share a studio in Chinatown.

— 1 year ago
#Fieldwork  #westernfrontauction2013 
Neil BeloufaSpace ship door - before a dinner. 2012Wood, plexiglas, hinges, digital print on wooden base28” x 25” x 10”Estimated Market Value: $2,500
Neil Beloufa lives and works in Paris, France. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Balice Hertling, Paris; Kunsthaus Glarus, Zurich, Switzerland; The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada; Saprophyt, Vienna Austria; and ZERO …, Milan, Italy (all 2011). In 2013, he will have solo shows at the Institut Français, Amman, Jordan; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

Neil Beloufa
Space ship door - before a dinner. 

2012
Wood, plexiglas, hinges, digital print on wooden base
28” x 25” x 10”
Estimated Market Value: $2,500

Neil Beloufa lives and works in Paris, France. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Balice Hertling, Paris; Kunsthaus Glarus, Zurich, Switzerland; The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada; Saprophyt, Vienna Austria; and ZERO …, Milan, Italy (all 2011). In 2013, he will have solo shows at the Institut Français, Amman, Jordan; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA.

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#Neil Beloufa  #westernfrontauction2013 
Rodney GrahamNeil DiamondAssemblage of cardboard, wood and nails 15” x 23”Estimated Market Value: $18,000
Rodney Graham studied art history at the University of British Columbia from 1968 to 1971 and at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver from 1978 to 1979. As an artist and musician, Graham has created a varied body of work since the 1970s, making use of such diverse media as film, photography, installation, painting, prints, literature, and music. In 2005, he was the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery that toured to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among other venues in North America. Graham has exhibited widely throughout North America for over twenty years and, in 1997, represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. Graham’s work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. 

Rodney Graham
Neil Diamond
Assemblage of cardboard, wood and nails 
15” x 23”
Estimated Market Value: $18,000

Rodney Graham studied art history at the University of British Columbia from 1968 to 1971 and at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver from 1978 to 1979. As an artist and musician, Graham has created a varied body of work since the 1970s, making use of such diverse media as film, photography, installation, painting, prints, literature, and music. In 2005, he was the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery that toured to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among other venues in North America. Graham has exhibited widely throughout North America for over twenty years and, in 1997, represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. Graham’s work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. 

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#Rodney Graham  #westernfrontauction2013 
Jordy W. HamiltonTo Relate2012/2013Oil and acrylic on canvas2 paintings at 7.7” x 14.6”Estimated Market Value: $1,000
Artist’s Comments: The paintings are based on a previously shown work: an appropriated wood construction produced by my grandfather, that I titled Work and Leisure. He produced many of these constructions, some using different motifs, and gave them to friends and family members. These two paintings are part of a larger series that aims to interrogate the relationships between craft practice, work, leisure, escapism, social engagement, high art, and perhaps most importantly, painting specifically. 
Jordy Hamilton received an MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2011. He has had solo exhibitions at The Riddington Room, Vancouver (2011) and at Board of Directors, Toronto (2010), and has participated in many group exhibitions in Vancouver, including those at the Or Gallery, the Belkin Gallery, the Equinox Gallery, and Black and Yellow. His work was recently shown at the Power Plant as part of the 2012 RBC Painting Competition and in 2012 he was a finalist in the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver’s inaugural Emerging Artist’s Prize. 

Jordy W. Hamilton
To Relate
2012/2013
Oil and acrylic on canvas
2 paintings at 7.7” x 14.6”
Estimated Market Value: $1,000

Artist’s Comments: The paintings are based on a previously shown work: an appropriated wood construction produced by my grandfather, that I titled Work and Leisure. He produced many of these constructions, some using different motifs, and gave them to friends and family members. These two paintings are part of a larger series that aims to interrogate the relationships between craft practice, work, leisure, escapism, social engagement, high art, and perhaps most importantly, painting specifically. 

Jordy Hamilton received an MFA from the University of British Columbia in 2011. He has had solo exhibitions at The Riddington Room, Vancouver (2011) and at Board of Directors, Toronto (2010), and has participated in many group exhibitions in Vancouver, including those at the Or Gallery, the Belkin Gallery, the Equinox Gallery, and Black and Yellow. His work was recently shown at the Power Plant as part of the 2012 RBC Painting Competition and in 2012 he was a finalist in the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver’s inaugural Emerging Artist’s Prize. 

— 1 year ago
#Jordy Hamilton  #westernfrontauction2013 
Hank BullThree untitled studies in blue and green, “sidereal” series2013Acrylic on cardboard mandarin boxes. Signed inside.Variable dimensionsEstimated Market Value: $600
Artist’s Comments: These works are modular and malleable. They may be hung as paintings or stacked in various ways as sculpture. They may also be flattened for storage or display. This new series is called “sidereal” because it has sides and it’s real. 
Hank Bull is a Vancouver based, multimedia artist and early member of the Western Front Society.  His works are included in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada, Netherlands Media Art Institute and many private collections. 

Hank Bull
Three untitled studies in blue and green, “sidereal” series

2013
Acrylic on cardboard mandarin boxes. Signed inside.
Variable dimensions
Estimated Market Value: $600

Artist’s Comments: These works are modular and malleable. They may be hung as paintings or stacked in various ways as sculpture. They may also be flattened for storage or display. This new series is called “sidereal” because it has sides and it’s real. 

Hank Bull is a Vancouver based, multimedia artist and early member of the Western Front Society.  His works are included in the collections of The National Gallery of Canada, Netherlands Media Art Institute and many private collections. 

— 1 year ago
#Hank Bull  #westernfrontauction2013 
Corin SwornThe Slow Liquidity of Glass2013Digital C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper20.1” x 13.1”Edition 50 + 5APEstimated Market Value: $800
Corin Sworn received her BA in psychology and art history from the University of British Columia and continued on to study art, design, and integrated media at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Recently, Sworn received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art. 
Using found materials and working in sculpture, photography, video and drawing, Sworn engages with the language of design as strategies for producing and negotiating cultural and historical value. Sworn has exhibited at the Tate Britain in London, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and has travelled to institutions in Italy, Argentina, Vietname, Hong Kong, Turkey, USA, and Germany among others. In 2010, Sworn was selected for the Annual Artist Residency at St. John’s College, Oxford. Sworn will be one of three artists showing at the Scottish Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Corin Sworn
The Slow Liquidity of Glass
2013
Digital C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
20.1” x 13.1”
Edition 50 + 5AP
Estimated Market Value: $800

Corin Sworn received her BA in psychology and art history from the University of British Columia and continued on to study art, design, and integrated media at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. Recently, Sworn received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art.

Using found materials and working in sculpture, photography, video and drawing, Sworn engages with the language of design as strategies for producing and negotiating cultural and historical value. Sworn has exhibited at the Tate Britain in London, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and has travelled to institutions in Italy, Argentina, Vietname, Hong Kong, Turkey, USA, and Germany among others. In 2010, Sworn was selected for the Annual Artist Residency at St. John’s College, Oxford. Sworn will be one of three artists showing at the Scottish Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

— 1 year ago
#Corin Sworn  #westernfrontauction2013 
Sara LudyPotted Lily2012Giclee print36” x 27”Estimated Market Value: $2,500
Potted Lily is part of the ongoing Projection Monitor series, Plants. Projection Monitor (2010 - ongoing) is a documentation project of Second Life consisting of photographs and field recordings of virtual domestic landscapes. 
Sara Ludy is a Vancouver-based artist and musician whose work explores the confluence of virtual and real environments. Her work draws on a variety of formats including photography, experimental 3D rendering, video, animated gifs, sound, digital image-making and live performance. Recent exhibitions include Spheres 1-20, a solo exhibition at Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY; Involution at Otras Obras, Tijuana, MX; :::ZIP THE BRIGHT:::, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON; The Black Lodge at Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; IRL at Western Front, Vancouver, BC; and Visual Rhythm at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. Sara Ludy is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a member of the online art collectives Computers Club, WALLPAPERS and Tremblexy.

Sara Ludy
Potted Lily
2012
Giclee print
36” x 27”
Estimated Market Value: $2,500

Potted Lily is part of the ongoing Projection Monitor series, Plants. Projection Monitor (2010 - ongoing) is a documentation project of Second Life consisting of photographs and field recordings of virtual domestic landscapes.

Sara Ludy is a Vancouver-based artist and musician whose work explores the confluence of virtual and real environments. Her work draws on a variety of formats including photography, experimental 3D rendering, video, animated gifs, sound, digital image-making and live performance. Recent exhibitions include Spheres 1-20, a solo exhibition at Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY; Involution at Otras Obras, Tijuana, MX; :::ZIP THE BRIGHT:::, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON; The Black Lodge at Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY; IRL at Western Front, Vancouver, BC; and Visual Rhythm at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. Sara Ludy is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a member of the online art collectives Computers Club, WALLPAPERS and Tremblexy.

— 1 year ago
#Sara Ludy  #westernfrontauction2013