SlideNight Vol. 4 event poster. Courtesy of Gallery 881.

SlideNight Vol. 4 event poster. Courtesy of Gallery 881.

Community Event

SlideNight Vol. IV

$25 / $30 at the door
Tickets at door will be limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


SlideNight is a quarterly salon where artists and the community gather for an exciting evening of lens-based art. In the spirit of the days when a slide projector was the focal point for family gatherings, SlideNight features projected work by a handful of emerging, mid-career, and established artists. In the fourth instalment, we are excited to introduce the esteemed Helga Pakasaar as our moderator and curator. SlideNight was created by Julie Lee, Roger Larry, and John Goldsmith.

Participating artists to be announced.

Sponsored by PrintMaker Studio.

In honour of our first anniversary, we welcome the distinguished Canadian curator of lens-based art, Helga Pakasaar, who had programming input and will moderate the evening. Helga Pakasaar is a contemporary art curator and writer based in Vancouver, who for many years was the Audain Chief Curator at the Polygon Gallery. In addition to working with renowned international artists, she uncovered local photographers such as Fred Herzog and many emerging media artists. She has also produced exhibitions at Griffin Art Projects and was curator at the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Walter Phillips Gallery. Helga has asked our four presenters to draw from their extensive image archives and to exploit the montage effects of the slide show format in their presentations.

Our four participants: Elizabeth Zvonar is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited internationally and is in collections around the world. Her sculptural installation and photo collages are currently on display in the exhibition, “Aporia (Notes to a Medium)” at the Belkin Art Gallery, UBC. She is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto, one of Canada’s most important private galleries and is included in the 2023 Phaidon publication “Vitamin C+ Collage in Contemporary Art.” Also joining us is John O’Brian, an art historian, writer, and curator who is acclaimed for his many books on modern and contemporary art, including on Clement Greenberg and Henri Matisse, and also for his exhibition and book on nuclear photography, Camera Atomica, launched at the Art Gallery of Ontario. “Delirium”, an exhibition culled from his found photograph collection, is currently on view at Trapp Projects. Robert Kleyn is an interdisciplinary artist who has worked with slide and photo sequences since the early 1970s. He has exhibited widely, often in Italy, was part of the “Traffic: Conceptual Art In Canada” touring exhibition, and is in private and museum collections. Roger Larry, a SlideNight founder is an emerging artist and veteran feature filmmaker who explores the gothic landscape in his recent work. He has exhibited at PS1 MOMA and has a solo show in May at Gallery 881.

About Helga Pakasaar:
Helga Pakasaar is contemporary art curator based in Vancouver. She has produced many exhibitions, public art commissions, and publications of Canadian and international contemporary art, with a focus on photography and media art. As the Audain chief curator at the Polygon Gallery, and previously at Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver, she presented canonical photographers as well as new perspectives on the histories of photography and video of this region.

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