James K-M, Hearing Bone, 2007, stain and acrylic on plywood.

James K-M: Cave Paintings

Teck Gallery, Vancouver
September 2 – November 22, 2008

James K-M is a Vancouver-based painter who has, since 1983, created a vast series of hard-edge, optically charged works. These paintings reference primordial languages, the linkages between aural and visual phenomena, as well Op Art—a key historical avant-garde movement.

The question of how the social is contained within abstraction has been raised in many arenas over the 25 years since the first of these paintings was made. This exhibition addresses that societal role, while querying the rationales that continue to exist for new work in hard-edge abstraction.

This exhibition is accompanied by a 24-page catalogue with essays by Eric McLuhan and Bill Jeffries.

Curated by Bill Jeffries.


Opening Reception
Friday, September 5, 2008, 8–9pm
Opening remarks at 8:30pm.
Artist in attendance.

Artist talk: Is There Anything Old Here?
Monday, September 15, 2008, 7pm
Room 1600, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street