Gallery Exhibition / “How Water Remembers” by Laiwan
Dec 21st - Feb 24th, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist, writer and educator Laiwan. In collaboration with City of Vancouver biologist Angela Danyluk, "How Water Remembers" is a project that explores the path of water and future rising sea levels, with a relation to cultural stories.
Gallery Exhibition / “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” by Mike Alexander
From Dec 21st to Feb 24th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new show by emerging Anishinaabe visual artist and writer Mike Alexander. “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” is a visual investigation of a quiet search amongst the rubble of colonization, and showcases ten new pieces by the artist.
Virtual Launch / Brianna Ferguson’s “A Nihilist Walks Into A Bar”
On Friday, Jan 28 at 6:30pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and Okanagan Valley-based author Brianna Ferguson for the in-person launch of her debut poetry book: A Nihilist Walks into a Bar (2021, Mansfield Press).
Gallery Exhibition / “Unfinished Marks” by Esteban Pérez
Feb 08 – Mar 31, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by Ecuadorian visual artist Esteban Pérez. In the series of paintings entitled “Unfinished Marks”, the artist was inspired by walking practices that seeked, through the body, to learn about this place called Vancouver in its colonial statement.
Gallery Exhibition / “Home” by Pippa Cherniavsky
Feb 08 – Mar 31, Massy Arts will host a new window piece by Vancouver-based visual artist Pippa Cherniavsky. In her quilt installation entitled “Home”, the artist was inspired by the idea of this symbolic place or estate where souls are gathered.
Book Signing / “Iron Widow” by Xiran Jay Zhao
On Tuesday, Feb 08 at 2:30pm, join Massy Books, Penguin Random House Canada and Vancouver-based #1 New York Times bestselling sci-fi & fantasy author Xiran Jay Zhao for the in-person book signing of their book: Iron Widow (2021, Penguin Random House).
At The Gallery / Family Day Photo Shoot
On Monday, February 21 from 1pm to 5pm, celebrate Family Day with Massy Arts, Khaliyl’s Kids, and photographer Dule. At the event, families are invited to dress up + put on the best smile to stop time for a moment and capture the essence of love.
CHASING THE POEM / A Virtual Workshop Marathon for Emerging Poets
From Tuesday, Feb 22, to Tuesday, Mar 15, Massy Arts and Massy Books host a virtual poetry workshop marathon for emerging writers, in four courses created by published Canadian poets to demystify poetry writing, to present useful writing prompts, to incite imagination, and to address political and linguistic points of view through poetic literature.
Gallery Exhibition / “Métis Now: Elders, Artists and Activists” by Nevada Christianson
Mar 1st – Mar 29th, Massy Arts will host a new show by Métis artist Nevada Christianson. "Métis Now: Elders, Artists and Activists" is a project awarded by the Métis Nation of British Columbia, and presents portraits that aim to celebrate and honour Métis culture and community.
Book Launch / “Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists” by Nevada Christianson
On Tuesday, March 1st at 5pm, join Massy Arts, and Métis artist Nevada Christianson for the in-person launch of her book: "Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists" (2022, Hemlock Press). The publication is a collection of digital illustrations that investigate portraiture as a form of activism to shine a light on inspiring members of the Indigenous community.
Massy Reads / On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film
Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts and UBC's Public Humanities Hub for the virtual event "Massy Reads / On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film", a conversation between authors Kyle Frackman, Ervin Malakaj, and Christopher Rea.
Book Launch / “Fire Is Not a Country” by Cynthia Dewi Oka
On Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and Canadian-Indonesian poet Cynthia Dewi Oka for the launch of her new book: "Fire Is Not a Country" (2021, Northwestern University Press). In her third collection, Oka dives into the implications of being parents, children, workers, and unwanted human beings under the savage reign of global capitalism and resurgent nativism.