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Image by Paul Morstad

Unreliable Narrator

A group exhibiton with artists
Michael Abraham, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Paul Morstad, Bruce Pashak, Jay Senetchko, Jonathan Sutton
and Pennylane Shen (curator).

MAY 22 – JUNE 22, 2015

1895 Venebles Street

Opening reception:
Friday, May 22nd   6 - 8pm

After party location:
1882 Adanac Street

Images and words inform and deceive. The interplay of text and visuals may be both penetrating and perplexing; actions may move fluidly within stationary pages, and round figures are revealed from the depths of flat surfaces. Unreliable Narrator invites you to a combined theatre and gallery space to see plays combined with paintings. Each artist has chosen a play whose words - and pages themselves - are incorporated into our figurative tradition.

Both theatrical and figurative art engage bodies. We feel a natural affinity with plays as they reflect a character and a moment; as they prompt gatherings of people around a singular experience. In Unreliable Narrator the notions of theatre, painting, plays, the artist and the audience collapse into the affinity of experience.

Playwrights referenced include Dylan Thomas, Harold Pinter, William Butler Yeats, and William Shakespeare.
There will be no small parts, only small artworks.

Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm, Saturday 12pm – 4pm, Sunday - Closed

Bruce Pashak - Mixed media / Painting for Unrelaible Narrator.


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Founded in 2010, Phantoms in the Front Yard (PITFY) is a Vancouver-based figurative artist collective focused on elevating the human figure’s role as muse in the Canadian contemporary art scene. The diverse collective features artists from a broad range of career stages, and takes a unique, collaborative approach to developing and exhibiting figurative work. PITFY shows take place in unusual settings and are shorter than typical exhibitions, creating excitement around figurative art for all, not just among academics and industry veterans.

For each of our shows one group member artist proposes a theme that the entire group then develops work around.

The collaborative nature of this process continues to result in exciting work from exhibition to exhibition.


Michael Abraham, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Jay Senetchko, Paul Morstad, Bruce Pashak, Jonathan Sutton, and Caroline Weaver,
in collaboration with curator Pennylane Shen, and select guest artists.