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Hello, tired eyes. We’re still here, we got really busy; laundry needed to be done, the kitchen was a wreck, don’t get us started about the bathroom, and all we’ve been really wanting to do is chill and watch an episode of that Aziz Ansari show everyone keeps telling us about…but, we have a magazine we want you to see. So, we’re busy hammering the last nails in, hammering, hammering away. Expect a launch announcement in the next few days but in the meantime, here’s a glance at our new look.

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PREVIEW a draft of our new design!

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Vol 4 Launch: ISSUE No. 1

On Thursday, May 21st, we will be celebrating one year as a quarterly!

With a completely re-formatted and re-conceptualized magazine, we will be trying on some new pants for the next year. We’ve got 20 short-but sweet reviews of recent Vancouver shows, and some longer musings on art criticism and generosity. Pair that with a cut-out cover by Antoni Wojtyra and a peppering of drawings of contortions of naïveté by Stella Hsu, and we’ve put together a pretty decent outfit.

In addition to the magazine, we will also be launching the EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBITION RESOURCE! Compiled by Jenn Dickieson, Barbara Matthews, Alex Hill and Mona Min, this little booklet outlines what to expect when you are exhibiting in Vancouver. With basic info about as many exhibition spaces as we could wrangle replies from, and helpful hints from directors, curators, and all the other people who work hard to make the Vancouver art scene exist, it is attempting to be the artist’s self-help guide that might actually be useful.

Come pick up your copy!

Preview of ISSUE #4!

We know everyone is excited for this Saturday February 14th because they want to express their love of their favourite Vancouver-based art criticism magazine! Just to tease you, here are some preview pics of the forthcoming issue being printed this week at Publication Studio!IMG_9285 IMG_9278 IMG_9281 IMG_9282 IMG_9279 IMG_9280

Update! ISSUE Launch delayed to February 14th due to LA Art Book Fair

Hi everyone!


We will make an appearance at the Publication Studio Vancouver table at the LA Art book fair next weekend. If you’re in LA, come check us out! This does however conflict with the schedule for our next issue launch.

The tireless efforts of publication studio publishing amazing, small-run artists’ books has been maxed out in preparation for the book fair, and we are giving them a tiny bit of breathing room by delaying until they return.

SO , if you love us, stop by on VALENTINES DAY! I even made a Facebook event, HERE.


coverHere is a preview of the cover of the next issue, designed by Madison Killo.

Also included in the new issue:

The return of Carla Stewart!

Newcomer contributors Michael Cook, Ingrid Olauson and Nicole Dumas!

Report on NYC from Antoni Wojtyra!

Why do we even care about archives?? by Stephane Bernard!

What your relatives really think of you being an artist by Jenn Dickieson!

Another conversation about two shows with Katherine Neil and Alexandra Bischoff!

Obligatory conversation about whats going on at the VAG provided by Soraya Pathman!

A treatise on ketchup in Chinatown by Zebulon Zang and Steffanie Ling!

And of course a short but snarky commentary by the editor!

ISSUE 4. It is Happening.

YES! In case you were wondering, we ARE still around. Back from the winter holidays, and better than ever with ISSUE 4. We will be showing it to our adoring public on Saturday, January 24th.


In the meantime, here is a drawing from Andrea Flockhart, who will be featured in the forthcoming issue.


Preview of ISSUE 3

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TOMORROW OCTOBER 3RD is the night of ISSUE Magazine’s third launch! Come and check out the VABF Preview afterparty and get your own copy of ISSUE #3! The first 200 copies come with a sticker!

And as a special treat, here is a link to Ian Bogost’s   “The Latour Litanizer”


A Preliminary Table of Contents for ISSUE No. 3 Vol. 3

Issue PosterWe are launching ISSUE Magazine No. 3 Vol. 3 next Friday, October 3rd in conjunction with the VA/BF.

Come pick up your copy on Friday night at 9pm at 236 East Pender, and stay for the VA/BF preview afterparty!

Join us Saturday October 4th at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 1pm for a panel discussion with Brynn McNab, our editor-in-chief, Jonathan Middleton, and Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte about artist-run publishing in Canada.

Or visit us at Unit/Pitt Projects’ table at the Vancouver Art Book Fair on Saturday and Sunday!

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Gosh, AUTUMN is upon us! How exciting! Look what we’re doing this fall:

Our unsolicited submission deadline is TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 2ND!  

On WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD, our editor Brynn McNab is participating in a discussion panel with Sky Goodden, former executive editor of Blouin Art Info,  Kevin Griffin from The Vancouver Sun, and Jonah Peter Gray, an independent curator and former publisher of Pyramid Power. This will follow Sky Goodden’s talk about art criticism and publishing on the West Coast.  Put together by Wil Aballe Art Projects, this will take place at the Burrard Arts Foundation (108 East Broadway) at 6pm.

Next week is SWARM15 on SEPTEMBER 11TH, and 12TH, where many of the artist run centres in Vancouver will be  opening for the season. See a list of what will be going on HERE. The same weekend, the New Forms Festival will be going on at Science World!

Two weeks later, the VA/BF (Vancouver Arts Book Fair) will be happening at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and we will be launching our third issue in conjunction with the preview night FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD at 9PM!

On SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH, editor Brynn McNab will be participating in a discussion panel on artist-run publishing with Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte and Jonathan Middleton at the book fair at 1pm. We will also be hosting a booth at the fair all weekend.

Speaking of book fairs, this year we will be represented by Publication Studio at the NYArt Book Fair at MoMA PS1, September 26th-28th, and the London Art Book Fair at Whitechapel Gallery September 27th-28th.

Preview of our upcoming cover by Patrick Cruz

SWARM15 events!


221A East Georgia Street
The Corruption of Time’s Dust
Nadia Belerique, Richard Fedoruk, Steven Hubert, Sylvain Sailly and Tegan Moore
September 12 at 7pm

Access Gallery
222 East Georgia Street
Far Away So Close: Part 1
Hyung Min Yoon, Sarah Stein with Hyemin Kim, Erdem Tasdelen, Jim Verburg, Nicole Kelly Westman
13 September – 1 November, 2014
Opening September 12 at 7pm

233 Carrall Street
Yuji Agematsu
September 13 – October 25, 2014
Opening September 12 at 7pm

Studio: 1131 Howe Street (back lane entrance)
Annex: 235 Alexander Street
Bent Light Collective
Andrew Milne, Doreen Girard, Heidi Phillips, Mike Maryniuk, Leslie Supnet
Artist Talk(Studio): September 10 7-9pm, Performances(Annex): September 11 7-9pm, Installation(Annex): September 12 7-9pm

Gallery Gachet
88 East Cordova Street
The 7th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show: Crossing Boundaries
September 12 – October 26, 2014
Opening September 12, 6-9pm

Gam Gallery
110 East Hastings Street
Mars Pamphleteer
Michelle Weinstein, MFA candidate at UBC
September 13-October 10, 2014
Opens Friday September 12, 7 pm – 1 am

grunt gallery
350 E 2nd Ave – Unit 116
The Book of Jests
Hyung Min Yoon
September 11 – October 11, 2014
Opening September 11, 7-10

Malaspina Printmakers Society
1555 Duranleau Street (Granville Island)
Office Supplies Incorporated
Joseph Staples
September 12 – October 12, 2014
Opening September 11 at 6pm

New Forms Media Society
255 East 2nd Avenue
Good Council
Joachim Koester, Sisters of Seance, Michael Loncaric
September 11, 9pm-12am

Or Gallery
555 Hamilton Street
The Troubled Pastoral Series: 31 soleils (Dawn Chorus)
Jean-Pierre Aubé
5 September – 11 October, 2014
Opening Thursday 4 September at 8pm

Publication Studio Vancouver
222 East Georgia Street
Carets, Strike-outs, Underlines, Circles, and Dots
Lorna Brown
September 13 to November 2, 2014
Opening September 12, 7pm

Remington Gallery
108 East Hastings
Group Show: Alex Waber, Lynol Lui, Alex Larente, and Stuart Gillies.
There will be mu
sic provided by J.P Doucet and Amir Abbey.

UNIT/PITT Projects
236 East Pender
The Monochrome Shop
Andrew Smith, Ithaca Smith, Eliza Dyball, Mark Cunningham
September 12- October 18, 2014
Opening Friday September 12, 7pm

VIVO Media Arts
2625 Kaslo Street
Orchestra of the Uncanny Valley
Dinka Pignon
Thursday September 11, 8pm-12am

Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Life and People
Barry Doupe, Mark Delong, Lorna Mills
September 12- October 25, 2014
Opening September 11 at 7pm


Centre A
229 East Georgia Street
Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie
Performance September 12, 7pm 

CSA Space
#5–2414 Main Street Vancouver, See Pulp Fiction Books for key
Window Bended Harmony
Julian Hou
Opening September 4th, 6-9pm

295 East 2nd Avenue
The Same Splendor
Kelly Lycan and Celia Perrin Sidarous
Opening September 5th, 7pm

Back Gallery Project
602 East Hastings Street
Pablo Dompe
Opening Wednesday September 3 6-8
Tyler Toews
Opening Thursday September 12 6-8

Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery
1825 Main Mall, UBC
New York Photographs
Ai WeiWei
September 5-November 30
Opening September 4, 8-10

SFU Gallery
SFU Burnaby, Academic Quadrangle 3004, 8888 University Drive
Negative Space
Antonia Hirsch
Opening Saturday September 6, 11-1

Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street
The Archive – The Raven Diaries
Jürgen Partenheimer
September 12 to November 9, 2014
Opening September 11, 7pm

1305 Powell Street
September 6th and 12th
Nearby Nature: an exercise in post-barefoot hyper-earthing
Lauryn Youden and Alan Woo

147 Main Street
Coins Like Metal Frog Wishes
Christopher Robinson
September 5, 8pm

Presentation House Gallery
333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
Kelly Lycan
September 13 – November 2nd
Opening September 12 at 7pm

Skylight Gallery
163 East Pender Street
Lots of Love – A Group Art Show 
September 12 at 8pm

Wil Aballe Art Projects
2050 Scotia Street – Unit 528
Electric Mud
Sean Weisgerber
September 4th, 7-9 p.m.

If we are missing anything, please contact Brynn McNab at

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