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Throw Down:

Fri. January 27th 2012 - Sat. May 26th 2012 Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss street
(All Ages) Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm Thursday: 10am-9pm Sun & Most Holidays: 12-5pm Monday: closed
Artists: Sonny Assu, Gregory Ball, Megan Dickie, Tyler Hodgins, Alison MacTaggart

Curated by Nicole Stanbridge
The LAB & Centennial Galleries

To throw down can mean many things: to celebrate in a big way, to fight for something meaningful, or to contribute resources to make something happen. The overall spirit of throwing down is captured by the five B.C. artists selected for this exhibition.

They use sculpture, video, photography, drawing and public intervention to address socio-political issues, economic struggles, to invoke a call to action or an invitation to play. Satire and humour are strategically used as a means of contemplation and critique of relevant issues within society. In addition to projects in the Galleries, a new public project by Tyler Hodgins, Sleeping Bag, will place his temporal sculptural interventions at various locations throughout the city during the run of the exhibition*. The exhibition includes a catalogue with contributions by Wendy Welch and Nicole Stanbridge.

Look out for Tyler Hodgins sculptural interventions from his Sleeping Bag series being installed in public spaces. Click here to download the Sleeping Bag description and site locations, or read on below for programming dates & times.

Special Events

URBANITE
Mar 9 2012 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Family Sunday
Mar 18 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Interest Tour
Mar 22,23. 10:00am - 11:30am

Throw Down Art Forum:
Apr 1- 11:00am - 3:00pm

Drop-In Tours : 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mar 17, Apr 3, Apr 21, May 6
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