Group Art Exhibition and Film Screening
Havana Gallery, August 28 – September 17, 2005

Lively visual duets performed by 20 Vancouver artists through paint, photography, clay, paper, film and poetry.

Often as visual artists we steal away in solitude to create. Rarely does an opportunity come about to collaborate and explore the possibilities of more intricate harmonies. The concept behind ‘Duets’ was just such an opportunity for creative play. Inspired by successful duets (Cunningham & Cage, Abbott & Costello, and Simon & Garfunkel) and curated by Trish Mitchell, “Duets” challenged AVA artists to blend their diverse styles and create a unified composition.

For the exhibition opening, the Havana theatre hosted a presentation of film “Duets” in a screening curated by Jenn Strom. The multimedia duets included documentary, experimental and animation collaborations.

Visual Art Duets by:

Famous Empty Sky & Leah F. Georgia
Lynsey Hamilton & Cole Johnson
Joseph Heald & Jeffrey Staates
Elaine Mari & Linda Findlay
Trish Mitchell & Danial Hummell
Sandra Jane Shaw & Arlene D. Byrne
Helen Spaxman-Brown & Iris Grages
Jenn Strom & Madoka Hara
Bill Thomson & Ken Gerberick
Ann Vicente & Claudia Wober

Film Duets by:
Lynsey Hamilton & Cole Johnson
Famous Empty Sky & Leah F. Georgia
Jenn Strom & Gordon Cobb
Lee Hutzulak & Peter Le
Famous Empty Sky & Mikela J. Mikael
Jenn Strom & Madoka Hara