Nicholas Galanin: Home, Memory of Land & Space

Home, Memory of Land & Space features Nicholas Galanin's 2013 series of monotypes Familiar Faces. The series draws upon personal, collective, and inherited concepts of home and land. The monotype, where ink or paint is subtracted from a surface rather than applied, allows the artist an arena of spontaneous creation. Each one-of-a-kind print references ten thousand years of creativity on the Northwest Coast. Galanin writes of this process,

“The motions of creating these images explore, reference and mimic a customary (traditional) aesthetic that has been ongoing for generations. An aesthetic that is put into motion through our existence on this land. The Stellar remnant is what’s left, the print, in motion like the birth of a star.”

Nicholas Galanin is a Tlingit/Aleut multi-disciplinary artist. Galanin holds a BFA from London Guildhall with honours in Jewellery Design and Silversmith, and a Masters in Indigenous visual arts from Massey University. He is the recipient of numerous contemporary art awards including the 2013 Eiteljorg Fellowship and the USA Rasmuson Fellowship. Galanin is included in numerous international private and public collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Portland Art Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, and Humbolt Forum. The artist works and resides in Sitka, Alaska.

March 27th- April 26th 

Opening reception March 27th 6-9 pm

Trench contemporary art opened its doors in October of 2010. The gallery is located on the fringe of Vancouver’s hip and historic Gastown. Trench exhibits contemporary art by both Canadian and International artists at all stages of their careers. Our exhibition focus in the Trench is installation, sculpture, painting, drawings and mixed media works. At Trench we also believe that “in order to know where you’re going, it’s good to know where you came from” and therefore we also have a keen interest in selecting modern and conceptual artists from Vancouver and other parts of BC’s past.

The gallery is located at #102, 148 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 12pm to 6pm and Saturday 12pm to 5pm. Private appointments are welcome. Please reach us at 604-681-2577, toll free at 1-877-681-2577 or by email at


Frye Museum--Nicholas Galanin

Nicholas Galanin is included in an upcoming show in June, 2014 at Seattle's Frye Museum. Your Feast Has Ended is a three person show with work by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes (Seattle, Washington), Nicholas Galanin (Sitka, Alaska), and Nep Sidhu (Toronto, Ontario).

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Glenn Lewis at Kunstverein

The Kunstverein in Amsterdam presents a solo retrospective of Vancouver artist Glenn Lewis. The show highlights the multi-ness of our favourite "flakey" artist including Lewis' photography, film and video, ceramics, poetry, collage, sculpture, correspondence, horticulture and performance, and cooking demonstrations.

Please visit for more information on the retrospective and events surrounding the exhibition.

For more information on the artist's work please visit

Glenn Lewis in Times Colonist

A wonderful interview with the wonderful Glenn Lewis.

Glenn Lewis: From the Leach Pottery and St Ives 1962-2013 runs until March 22nd!

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TRENCH is Located at #102, 148 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Hours of Operation are:
Wednesday to Friday 12pm until 6pm and Saturday 12pm until 5pm. And by private appointment.

Our Phone Numbers are: 604-681-2577 and Toll Free 1-877-681-2577

Craig Sibley, Owner / Director