What is This? Our Vision
THIS’ vision is to create a series of unique environments where artists, can display and create their work. A 'place' or series of 'places' that would offer multiple opportunities for career, artistic, and personal growth with an emphasis on collaboration and the incubation of new ideas.
We are an independent curatorial partnership focused on facilitating exhibitions that stimulate discourse, encourage ideas, and emphasize collaboration.
THIS GALLERY is the dreamchild of independent curators Shannon Pawliw and Barbara Bryn Klare, a [fortunate] pairing from Arts Territory Exchange.
BARBARA BRYN KLARE
Barbara Bryn Klare is an artist and curator. She utilizes rescued textiles, drawing, objects, text, and natural and digital materials in her art practise to explore themes of fragility, repair, sustainability, and powerlessness. Ongoing curatorial projects include @modernboro and @TheArtistshelf on Instagram.
Barbara holds an MA Fine Art from the University of Creative Arts (UK) and a BA in Geology and Studio Art/Art History from Oberlin College in Ohio. She divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and southeastern Ohio.
Shannon Pawliw is an artist and curator. Her artistic practice is focused on conceptual artworks centred around legacy, memory, and loss. Humorous and nostalgic, her work is keenly autobiographical. It also tends to have an element of the obsessive, which is expressed and indulged through daily practice and ritual. Her work examines the human need for ‘conclusive’ stories and the question of whether anecdotal memory (real or imagined) ‘fictionalizes’ history.
Pawliw graduated with a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal) and currently lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
THIS Gallery is located at:
227-475 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7
The gallery/studio is open by appointment only.