Instant Coffee: On a Stick
Helen Pitt Gallery, 882 Homer St Vancouver BC
October 11 - November 9 2002
Opening Fri Oct 11, 8pm
+ caffeine screens: the instant coffee screensaver show vancouver launch
+ concept album: mexican pop videos
Oct 17, 8pm screening
''Ideas are a dime a dozen and we intend to materialize them for less and faster then we can think''. Instant Coffee
For their upcoming exhibition at the Helen Pitt Gallery, Instant Coffee will fill the gallery with a series of their products, from prototypes to sellable multiplies. They will produce the majority of products in Vancouver by collecting found materials and ready-made objects that they will alter and incorporate into their existing product-line--Instant Coffee's instant and not-so instant products.
For one of their featured products, Instant Coffee, in collaboration with Jon Sasaki, has commissioned a group of artists to design screensavers for a compilation disc. Now that screensavers are bordering on obsolete, Instant Coffee believes that this graphic form is the perfect medium for art making. Participating Artists include: shinobu akimoto / cecilia berkovic / marco bortolussi / james carl / timothy comeau / rza davis / ed deary / janis demkiw / natalie de vito / andrew di rosa / dave dyment / karen eull / matthew evans / maurycy gomulicki / adad hannah / katherine harvey / tom texas holmes / jin's banana house / michelle kasprzak / micheal klein / frances limfat / anna malkin / kelly mark / sally mckay / renato ornelas / prize budget boys / mitch robertson / kathryn ruppert / jon sasaki / spencer saunders / carl stevenson / kartz ucci / javier velasquez / barb webb
In the spirit of Instant Coffee, Helen Pitt Gallery is proud to be collaborating with Centre A, Canadian Art and Subeez Cafe to present numerous events in conjunction with this exhibit.
Thurs October 17th, Instant Coffee will hold a one night screening of Concept Album: Mexican Pop Videos. The screening will be held at SUBEEZ CAFE (891 Homer St), 8pm. First shown in April 2002 at Pleasure Dome, Toronto, this program features the work of Galia Eibenschutz, Miguel Caldron, Ilian Gonzalez, Sylvia Gruner, Yoshua Okon, Renato Ornelas, Gabriel Acevedo, Ilian Gonzalez, Xavier Rodriguez, Pedro "Zulu" González, and Ximena Cuevas.
We will host Canadian Art Magazine during their Art Hop on Sat Oct 19, 2pm. Christina Ritchie (Contemporary Art Gallery) will present on Instant Coffee's practice and current exhibit.
This project has been developed in tandem with Centre A Gallery, where one of Instant Coffee's founding members, Jinhan Ko, will exhibit 'Waiting Room'. The exhibition opens Tues Oct 22, 6pm.
Please join in the activity.
Ps. Instant Coffee is alright.
Helen Pitt Gallery
882 Homer St Vancouver BC V6B 2W5
Wed Sun 12 5 pm