Betamax launches first gallery exhibit in their new hybrid arts space

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Betamax Studios is the creative multipurpose arts and community space launched late last year by the team behind Vancouver’s quirky This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven and a slate of fun bar and restaurant venues.

Serving the local arts community via its gallery, event, and learning spaces, Hastings-Sunrise’s Betamax is also the new home of This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven, a store focused on scientific curiosities and other oddball collectibles.

New Night by Johnny Taylor (Photo courtesy Betamax Gallery)

Now Betamax is holding their first art exhibit, a solo show for painter Johnny Taylor called Storylines. The show runs from June 8 to July 12, with an opening reception on June 8 from 6 to 8 pm.

Taylor, a contemporary abstract painter, has focused these works on the notion of the line and our perception of lines, which tell stories.

“My work is born of a mental concept, an intention, a memory. I use the act of painting to propel the work. The paint is applied by varying means and tools in response to the surfaces I am working with. Spontaneous marks and gestures define the image – and the work emerges as a fusion of idea and action,” elaborates Taylor.

Storylines @Betamax Gallery

When: June 8 to July 12, 2018 (reception June 8 from 6-8 pm)
Where: 2244 East Hastings Street

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