560 Gallery: HOME

HOME, in partnership with PrintMaker Studio and Kasko Frame Works

The HOME Exhibition is a group show taking place at 560 Gallery. The exhibition includes work from local photographers, including Nicole Johnston (Squamish Nation) and Yuki Xu (Chinese Canadian), and others from further abroad including both Canadian and international artists. Housing, and the concept of home, is one of the most contentious issues of our time. When we think of home, we often subconsciously bridge its physical structure with its conceptual meanings. The house/home is a manufactured ideal, a representation of ontological security, and the site of habitual routines and complex social relations. It carries symbolic and sentimental meanings associated with self expression, vulnerability, and agency. However, the home is an equally elusive and politicized space. To consider the home, we must also reflect on its embodiments of dark colonial histories, the criminalization of housing, and the rapid commodification of real estate. HOME Exhibition coincides with the launch of BROAD Magazine’s launch of the HOME Edition in Spring, 2022.

560 Gallery is located at 560 Clark Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5L 3H7 and is a creation of PrintMaker Studio and Kasko Frame Works.

Greg Farkas is the creator and found of BROAD, a Vancouver based, growing and influential online and print publication connecting a global community of artists presenting diverse content to a worldwide audience. A magazine about the places, objects, and people we love, which seeks to grow and solidify connections with each other through art, photography and thoughtful writing.

John Goldsmith is a Detroit-born artist and fine art printer currently living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He has a Master’s Degree in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University where he used light to investigate properties of matter. During this time, he began taking darkroom and photography classes at the Hull House in Chicago, IL to develop his own art practice. He was an invited artist for the inaugural Capture Photography Festival in 2013 and the 2016 award winner for a public art display on the Canada Line. His photographs have been featured at exhibitions including the Format Festival (UK), Third Floor Gallery (Wales), and the Head On Photo Festival (Australia) and regularly featured in print and online publications. In 2020, John started PrintMaker Studio, a fine art print studio located in Vancouver, Canada.

Anna Kasko is a Canadian born artist currently living and working on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations of Vancouver, BC. She holds a BFA in photography from Emily Carr University. Kasko’s practice is based predominantly in the documentary aesthetic. She has worked in film photography and the wet process until 2012 when she switched to the digital medium. Her work has been exhibited and published across Canada and can be seen in private collections within Canada and internationally.

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