Friday, September 8
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Gam Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal. Rest in Power will open on the second evening of Swarm, a two-night event organized by participating artist-run-centres in Vancouver to launch their programming season.
This exhibition features new works from Johal's recent project Rest in Power, a body of work dedicated to twelve women from various cultural backgrounds whose murders have impacted her deeply. Johal stresses the distinction between identifying the women’s passings as murders and not only death, to emphasize the inherent daily threat of violence faced by women across the world. The women featured in Rest in Power suffered domestic abuse, honour killing, and femicide. The title serves to restore their power in the afterlife, and in turn resurrect their memories in peace.
Gam Gallery is also pleased to present a selection of new works by mixed media Vancouver artist Vanessa Lam in our ongoing Studio Series. Lam’s works investigate the dynamics of form, space and the unconscious through collage and mixed media painting. She refers to Abstract Expressionism in her work through gesture and automatic painting.