Pale Fire

2024 Events

Saturday, June 22,  4:30–5:30pm
Artist Talk with Janine Dunn and Amy Kazymerchyk
Co-presented with the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver (CASV)

CASV and Pale Fire invite you to a conversation between Janine Dunn and Amy Kazymerchyk. Janine will introduce the audience to the site and context that she works in, as well as the environmental and social conditions that motivate her work. Janine and Amy will discuss historical and contemporary influences on her painting methodology, and parallels between her pictures and other artists' works. 
The talk takes place on the last day of Janine’s exhibition cover the taken bone. She will be present at the gallery between 12–10pm to greet visitors. Pale Fire will host a public closing reception in the salon from 5:30–10pm. The artist talk is free, however, seats in the gallery are limited. Please consider RSVP’ing here.
Following the artist talk, CASV will host a members-only reception and tour of Jeffrey Boone and David Wong’s home. For the past 25 years, Jeffrey and David have been collecting art with a growing focus on contemporary representations of culture in landscape. To become a member of the CASV, visit their membership page for more information.


Friday April 26, 9pm
Rosalind Nashashibi: Vivian's Garden (2017)
16mm/Digital, 29:50min
Free, Limited seating
Courtesy LUX

British Palestinian artist Rosalind Nashashibi's 2017 film Vivian's Garden observes Austrian émigré artists Vivian Suter (b. 1949, Buenos Aires) and her mother Elisabeth Wild (b. 1922, Vienna) in their shared home in Panajachel, Guatemala. Nashashibi, who is known for chronicling intimate moments of contemporary life, witnesses the pair's domestic and artistic relationships with people, plants and animals.

Vivian Suter is known for her large-scale loose canvases that she paints in her open-air garden studio. In addition to oils, she works with volcanic minerals, earth, botanical matter and microorganisms from her environment. Suter's work is often exhibited outside, such as in Athens, Greece for documenta 14, where Vivian's Garden premiered.

Suter's practice bears influence on Puerto Rican artist Maru Aponte and her process of plein air painting, which is expressed in her exhibition Salt Stains.