‘Over the Counter Culture’ – October to December 2015

Over the Counter Culture

For their 10th biannual themed exhibition, Vancouver-based figurative collective Phantoms in the Front Yard explores drug culture and its impact. Whether legal, illegal, pharmaceutical, naturopathic, synthetic, or cultivated, drugs have an ever more varied presence on our media, conversations, and society in general. From their use and misuse to their purpose, promise and prominence, they are tied to still wider spectrum of societal issues.

Over the Counter Culture makes reference to propaganda posters, contemporary advertising, fictional and technical literature, and historical print and painting styles, to explore the evolving complexities circling the perceptions and uses of drugs in cultures past and present.

Featuring Artists: Michael Abraham, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Jay Senetchko, Paul Morstad, Bruce Pashak, Jonathan Sutton, and Caroline Weaver, in collaboration with curator Pennylane Shen, and guest artist James Knight.

Opening Night: Saturday, 3 October 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

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Phantoms in the Front Yard is proud to have this exhibition be a portion of
Scene and Unseen – an Arts Encounter at the Gordon Smith Gallery.
2121 Lonsdale Ave,North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2K6
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Show runs until December 16th, 2015
For further Gallery information
contact 604-998-8563 or Click.

Link to the ‘North Shore News’ article here.