Thank you to all of the patrons, partners, artists and visitors who helped make BAF’s inaugural year such a wonderful success. We’re very proud of our diverse, exciting programming and couldn’t have made it all come together without your continued support.
Since opening this spring, BAF has facilitated several public art projects including Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin’s “Skies Painted With Unnumbered Sparks,” Eric Metcalfe’s mural “Stellar” and Joseph Staples’ “Falun Dancer 3” (both now installed at the Burrard Building,) and Gabriel Dubois’ mural at 259 Powell Street.
Gallery exhibitions have included a group show curated by Wil Abaale of WAAP, (featuring Evan Broens, Jason Gowans, Michael Morris, Patryk Stasieczek and Matt Trahan), a collaborative duo exhibition of works by Steffen Quong and James Knight, photography by Kate Henderson & Erin Siddal and an exhibition of recent sculptural works by New York artist Aaron Koehn.
2014 was a time of fruitful partnerships: BAF is proud to have hosted Booooooom & Herschel Supply and to be collaborating on a travelling residency program with Access Gallery. January 2015 will see a presentation of exciting, interactive works in the gallery in collaboration with PuShFestival and Tangible Interaction. We also hosted events like Late Nite Art, a panel discussion on the state of Canadian art criticism mediated by Sky Goodden and collaborated with WAAP on an exhibition commemorating the 40 year anniversary of Vincent Trasov’s 1974 mayoral campaign as Mr. Peanut.
Thank you for a wonderful first year. We’re looking forward to the exciting exhibitions, collaborations, residencies and public artworks that we have planned for 2015. Please join us on January 10th, 2015 for the opening reception for Antoni Wojtyra and BAF x PuSh x Tangible Interaction.