Current Show


Landscapes and Figuratives
Chen Gao


September 6th to October 3rd, 2014

Opening Reception
September 6th, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery viewing by appointment

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“Life drawing is a basic inquiry into the human form.” - Maurice Spiro

Basic Inquiry News


BEING HUMAN: Basic Inquiry 2014 Member Show Call for Submissions

September 16th, 2014

We are fascinated with our own kind – with the grace of perfect beauty, the rhythm of form, the mystery of a smile, the feeling a special aura surrounds the person we behold.

Much of the world’s greatest art examines our eternal fascination with what it is to be human. We draw and paint and take a regular and very close look at the form and spirit of human others. And our art documents that intrigue, that most basic human inquiry.

Following last year’s successful Emote show, we see Being Human as an opportunity for Basic Inquiry’s members to contribute their voices collectively to the conversation about being human. What is your passion for exploring the human face and form? How do you “see”—with your eye, your hand, or your mind? And how do your images express your insight?

Show the Vancouver public what you’ve been up to in your personal journey and submit your most evocative pieces to this year’s Fall Member Show: Being Human.

Show Schedule:

Submission Details:

Note: While we are not formally participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl this year, show dates overlap the Crawl and we hope to keep the gallery and show open during Crawl hours.

Download the full submission guide here.

Free Justin Ogilvie Class

September 16th, 2014

DRAWING-TO-PAINTING THE PORTRAIT: LECTURE + DEMONSTRATION

Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: Basic Inquiry, 1011 Main Street
Max. 30 seats

Lecture: Proportions & planes of face/ facial features
Demonstration 1: Drawing the portrait from the live model
Demonstration 2: Painting the alla prima portrait from the live model

To attend this session, please email Justin Ogilvie at justogilvie@gmail.com. If no email, call (778) 319-5756.

www.justinogilvie.com