Artist: Doug Smardon


Basic Inquiry is proud to present our new studio with a spacious gallery show room.

For gallery hours please refer to artist"s invite.

Or by appointment: please call 604.681.2855

Members are welcome to apply for shows at Basic Inquiry. Please contact us for more information.

Gallery Schedule

Past Shows

March 3rd to 16th, 2018 Alice Koan: Pencil & Ink
September 16th to 29th, 2017 Alice Koan: Colour the World
July 8th to July 22nd, 2017 Ezra Larsen: Can't Sit Still
April 8th to April 21st, 2017 Alice Koan: Pencil Drawings
December 17th to December 29th, 2016 Alice Koan: Day Dreams, Night Dreams
November 19th to December 2nd, 2016 Shelley Rothenburger
October 15th to November 29th, 2016 Tributaries: Leslie Gould, Stefan Brunhoff, Merry Meredith, Alain Boullard
September 18th to October 7th, 2016 Modus Operandi: Irene Thorne, Shelly Rothenburger, Jane Hennessy, Suzanne Saint Pierre
August 6th to 31st, 2016 Misa Nagata and Lucien Nasilowski
July 9th to 29th, 2016 Mauricio Villamil: Paintings
May 28th to June 18th, 2016 Figure x4
March 7th to March 27th, 2016 Jim Poole
February 7th to March 4th, 2016 Inquiry Painting Group Show
January 1st to February 4th, 2016 Alain Boullard: Drawing Caravaggio
October 17th to October 30th, 2015 Alice Koan: Once Upon a Time
September 12th to October 9th, 2015 Arte y Passion
July 18th to August 7th, 2015 Betty Woo and Bernie Lee: Inspired Figurative Show
May 3rd to 23rd, 2015 Cyprian Libera
April 4th to 24th, 2015 Shelley Rothenburger: Unbeatable
February 7th to 20th, 2015 Natasha Vukovic: Memoria
December 6th to December 26th, 2014 David Boal: Alpha to Omega
November 3rd to November 28th, 2014 Being Human: 2014 Member Show
October 11th to October 24th, 2014 Erin Rice Memorial Retrospective
September 6th to October 3rd, 2014 Chen Gao: Landscapes and Figuratives
June 5th to August 8th, 2014 John Perkins: Lifescapes
May 31st to June 27th, 2014 Catching the Light: New Portraits and Landscapes by Jennifer Mitton & Even a Glimpse: New Figurative Work by Suzanne Saint-Pierre
April 26th to May 23rd, 2014 Angus Stewart: Remembering the Age of Bravura
March 22nd to April 18th, 2014 Cyprian Libera: Figures
Febuary 15th to March 14th, 2014 G.A.G: Grace Chou, Grape Yoo and Paren Zhao
January 11th, 2013 to Febuary 7th, 2014 Alain Boullard - Indochine 1926: A Tribute to my Aunt
December 7th, 2013 to January 3rd, 2014 X.Y. Feng - Touched
November 2nd, 2013 to November 29th, 2013 Emote Members Show
September 28th, 2013 to October 25th, 2013 Stephen Corcoran
August 24th, 2013 to September 20th, 2013 Jamie James
July 20th, 2013 to August 16th, 2013 4 artists: Caroline Dahlmanns, Ilya Viryachev, Jim Poole + Feng, Xiao Yan
June 15th, 2013 to July 12th, 2013 Dancing Brush By Thibault Sendra
May 11th, 2013 to June 7th, 2013 Chinatown By Tony Yin Tak Chu
April 6th, 2013 to May 3rd, 2013 Figurative Works By Cyprian Libera
March 2nd, 2013 to March 29th, 2013 Derivatives of Figure: Anna Gusakova and Bernie Lee
January 18th, 2013 to February 22nd, 2013 3 Generations: Luule Sova, Ingrid (Sova) Fluevog, and Britta Fluevog
December 22nd, 2012 to January 18th, 2013 Mei Wang Paintings
November 17th to December 14th, 2012 Shelley Rothenburger: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release: Real Time Physics
September 12th to November 9th, 2012 Betty T. Woo
October 13th to November 9th, 2012 Three Times: Irene Thorne, Raine Xue, and Tiffany Johnston
August 11th to Sept 7th, 2012 New Paintings by Richard Bond
July 15th to August 5th, 2012 The Drawn Festival Members Show
May 26th to June 22nd, 2012 Drawn Out byEvelyne Brosseau
April 21st to May 18th, 2012 Patience By Veronika Bekker and Andy Lieu
March 17th to April 13th, 2012 Leung Kam Sing: ges/struc-ture
March 10th to March 16th, 2012 Jungsoo Roh (John)@ Basic Inquiry
February 11th to March 9th, 2012 Watercolour Figures by Graham Good, Merry Meredith, Colin Ayers and Stefan Brunhoff
January 21st to February 3rd, 2012 Peter Loebel & Jane Henessy: Defining the Elusive
December 31st, 2011 - January 13th, 2012 Tony Yin Tak Chu @ Basic Gallery
Novembth 26th to December 23rd 2011 Paula Sawadsky's New Pictures & Juliane Drouin's Wet Coast Impressions
September 24th to October 15th 2011 Alan Cheung - Moments
August 18th to September 14th 2011 PETER READ - LIFE IS ART/LIFE AS ART
July 16th - August 12th 2011 Elahe Bourbakhsh
June 11th - July 8th 2011 Dennis Olson - A show of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures
May 7th - June 3rd 2011 Spring 2011 - A show by Alain Boullard
April 2nd - April 29th 2011 Nudes - A show by Bernie Lee + Tony Yin Tak Chu
February 26th - March 25th 2011 Dancing on the Interface by Stephen Corcoran
October 23rd - November 19th 2010 People Practise - A show of meditation portraits by Paula Sawadsky
August 27th - August 29thth 2010 Justin Ogilvie's Goodbye Vancouver Art Show
August 14th - Septemer 19th 2010 Ingeborg's Figurative Inquiry
July 17- August 7th 2010 The Drawn Festival and Basic Inquiry Present "Naked"
May 22 - July 3, 2010 The Spring Fling Art Show
April 10 - May 7, 2010 Annamaria Potamiti 'Small Blessings'
February 27 - April 3, 2010 Group Show - Celebrating the Olympic Spirit
January 16 - February 20, 2010 Ban Wei - Poesis
December 5, 2009 - January 16, 2010 Annual Small Pieces Show
November 20 - December 4, 2009 East Side Cultural Crawl: Alain Boullard, Stephen Glass, Harris Nichols, Bernie Lee, Cyprian Libera, Joel Libin, Jennifer Mitton, Ritta Peirone, Anna-Maria Potamiti
October 3 - November 14, 2009 Betty T. Woo and Don Slade, Drawings & Paintings: Two Approaches to Figurative Art
August 8 - October 3, 2009 Irina Azarenkova, Andrea Taylor and Alain Boullard, "Go Figure"
June 27 - August 1, 2009 Joel Libin, "Impulse"
May 9 - June 20, 2009 Annual Members' Show
March 28th - May 2nd, 2009 Family Portraits
February 28 - March 21, 2009 Movement and Form
January 3 - February 21, 2009 James and Kathy Stubbs Little People
December 7, 2008 - January 3, 2009 Small Pieces Show
November 15 - December 7, 2008 East Side Culture Crawl
September 27 - November 8, 2008 Ban Wei Praxis
August 9 - September 20, 2008 Friday Night Session Show
May 17 - August 2, 2008 Brent Osteburg and Stanley Mishkin
April 12 - May 10, 2008 Karen Suk and Jane Calder Interiors & Delineations
February 23 - March 29, 2008 In Three Parts
January 12 - February 16, 2008 Bernie Lee Phantasm
November 10, 2007 - January 5, 2008 Small Pieces Show
September 29 - November 3, 2007 Richard Bond Recent Paintings
June 9 - July 14 2007 Annual Members' Show
November 4 - December 14, 2006 Karen Suk | "New Works"
October 7 - November 1, 2006 Peter Loebel,  "Farbspiel"
August 5 - September 6, 2006 Alain Boullard , "Parcours"
July 8 - July 30 2006 Paula Sawadsky, "Black and White"
November 12–December 17, 2005 Merry Meredith, "Etch A Sketch®es: or, Continuous Line Drawing with a Screen and Two White Knobs"
October 15–November 10, 2005 Betty Woo, The Beauty of the Figure and Portraiture
July 2–August 5, 2005 Cyprian Libera, The Classical Figure
June 4–June 30, 2005 Lyla Smith, Drawings
May 7–June 3, 2005 Annual Members' Show
April 2–May 6, 2005 Spencer Kong Paintings