NOW & THEN
For anyone who has ever seen a Moon Base Gallery show back in the day, you don't want to miss this upcoming exhibition at Hot Art Wet City which opens this Friday, August 7th, 2015 from 7pm. Now & Then is a 21st Century retrospective of Vancouver pop-art. All of the participating artists have shown with us here at Moon Base and should prove to be an amazing show. Artists include: Jim Cummins, Ken Gerberick, Mark "Atomos" Pilon, Nicole Steen, Vicki M, Andrea Tucker and Holly Ruth Anderson.
Hot art Wet City is located at: 2206 Main (@ 6th), Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information: 604 764 2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Art History
Moon Base was once a self-supported gallery that was owned and operated by Mark Pilon and Jodi Jacyk. It was located in the Bodega Building on Gastown's historic Carrall Street from 1997-2002. It was also the original home of Cycloptic Studio. Over that time we hosted over fifty shows and had hundreds of artists exhibit on our walls. We were primarily focused on illustration-based art, but also exhibited photography, textiles, glass, craft, and hand-made jewlery. The people who supported us over the years were amazing and always gave us big turnouts at openings. We had lots of fun supporting artists who never really had a chance in the "institutional" art world.
We are still interested in one-off-events, every now and then we pull the moon out of storage, put the open sign in a window and let people in. So keep checking back for our activities and help keep the base alive.
Proof of Moon Landing
- Here's a little slice of Moon Base history. The band I Am Spoonbender was being interviewed in the gallery by Nardwuar The Human Serviette during the Savage City (tiki themed) show circa May 1999.
- A great little article written by Janet Smith about the Late Bloomers show that exhibited in the gallery May 1999 via The Georgia Straight.