Ben Reeves lives and works in Vancouver where he teaches at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.
"I am interested in the hallucinatory aspect of the everyday. In my work I examine how representations are internalized, then projected outwards ? mapped onto the world. I am interested in how representation alters and shapes our physical experience and perception of reality. That painting operates as both image and substance parallels this understanding. Painting has a mediated and an immediate aspect. Its otherwise insubstantial images are bodied forth with an inexorable physicality. My paintings accentuate this duality with moments where thick paint insists on its materiality? challenging the illusionism of the picture, even as it is integral to it." - Ben Reeves
Ruben Ochoa's works focuses on the built urban landscape as the starting point in dealing with barriers, borders, class, and perspective. While known for his sculptural works, Ochoa also makes drawings, photos, and installations, a selection of which is currently at his first Canadian exhibition at Charles H. Scott Gallery in Emily Carr University.
Allison Hrabluik is an artist from Calgary and currently lives in Vancouver. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions and film festivals across Canada. Allison Hrabluik's stop-animations, drawings, and sculptures have focused on explorations of the anti- or accidental-hero (a Manitoba farmer and his inventions and a pair of could-be lovers at a terrible job to name a few).
Jochen Becker lives and works in Berlin as a critic (taz/die tageszeitung, springerin), project teacher (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich) and cultural producer (Baustop.randstadt,-/NGBK, Berlin, 1998; MoneyNations2/Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2000; Urban Control/Forum Stadtpark, Graz, 2001; Werkleitz Biennale, 2002). He is a founding member of BüroBert, co-editor of Copyshop – Kunstpraxis & politische Öffentlichkeit (1993), editor of BIGNES? on recent urban development, and co-editor, with Stephan Lanz, of Metropolen (2001), Space//Troubles (2003), Hier Entsteht (2004), Self-Service City: Istanbul (2004), City of COOP: Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro (2004), Kabul/Teheran 1979ff (2006) and Architektur auf Zeit (2006). In 2007 he launched the mediaZones book line, whose forthcoming titles include Nollywood, EuroMaps and Roaming Around.
Ron Tran is a Vancouver-based artist whose practice explores the ways that chance and coincidence influence daily life. Tran uses a subtle methodology of interaction and collaboration to produce works in a variety of media which appear as quiet, playful interpersonal gestures. Tran often inserts art into public life through absurdity, physical endurance and provocation.