Summer Seven at SoMa 2018
July 7 - August 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 3pm
Summer Seven at SoMa 2018

SUMMER SEVEN AT SOMA 2018

During July and August, South Main Gallery will engage Vancouverites with shows of current shakers in the local contemporary art world. On its second annual edition, Summer Seven at SoMa is more of an arts festival than an exhibition. The gallery will welcome cutting-edge creators from Vancouver and present their work in two-week shows throughout the Summer.

The festival will open with the works of Madison Tyrell, Mallory Donen, Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, and Sara Khan in a show called Neither Here Nor There on July 7, 2018. Through different mediums (oil on canvas, digital print, watercolor, lithograph, and embroidery) the artists explore the differences between handmade vs. digital; the dichotomy of repulsive vs. beautiful; and the bond between human-made structures vs. nature. 

Next, the first solo-show, Block Gardens will be by Mira Song (July 21 – August 3), an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver and Seoul, South Korea. Her practice deals with exploring specific natural and architectural spaces and reframing these spaces through the embodiment of a different set of senses, memories, and imagination. 

From August 4 to August 17, recently Emily Carr graduate Aman Aheer will present Are You My Mother? featuring a body of work created between 2017 and 2018, that began as a way to address questions about sacrifice and revolution, but ultimately grew into a series of intimate meditations on the metaphysical significance of martyrdom. 

Finally, the last solo-show will be by Heroes and Villains, by David B. Stewart (August 18 – August 31), who will present paintings from an ongoing series entitled “Heroes and Villains.” These works draw upon a diverse range of influences including neo-expressionism, cubism, and 19th Century realism. While the images borrow from different styles and inspirations to create their visual syntax, they connect by the appearance of a masked figure wearing a hat, who is the driving force behind the narratives and major thematic elements the work explores.

These are all thought-provoking exhibits not to be missed.

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Mallory Donen
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archival inkjet print and embroidery
2016
16 x 20 inches

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Mallory Donen
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archival inkjet print and embroidery
2016
16 x 20 inches

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Mallory Donen
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archival inkjet print and embroidery
2016
16 x 20 inches

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Mallory Donen
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archival inkjet print and embroidery
2016
16 x 20 inches

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Mallory Donen
Glitch Series 01 - Crop_6.jpg
archival inkjet print and embroidery
2016
16 x 20 inches

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Mallory Donen
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archival inkjet print and embroidery
2016
16 x 20 inches

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Mallory Donen
Glitch Series 01 - Crop_5.jpg
archival inkjet print and embroidery
2016
16 x 20 inches

  Childs Play
Sara Khan
Child's Play
watercolour on paper
2017
22 x 30 inches

  Procreation and Other Relationships
Sara Khan
Procreation and Other Relationships
watercolour on paper
2017
22 x 30 inches

  New Year Party
Sara Khan
New Year Party
watercolour on paper
2018
7 x 8 inches

  Dancing Lady
Sara Khan
Dancing Lady
watercolour on paper
2017
9 x 5 inches

  The Grass Could Be Greener Everywhere
Sara Khan
The Grass Could Be Greener Everywhere
watercolour on paper
2018
30 x 22 inches

  When I Stink
Sara Khan
When I Stink
watercolour and acrylic on paper
2017
6.5 x 11.5 inches

  0601017
Madison Tyrell
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oil on panel
2017
60 x 48 inches

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Madison Tyrell
06.02.017
oil on panel
2017
72 x 60 inches

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Madison Tyrell
07.01.18
oil on panel
2018
48 x 60 inches

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Madison Tyrell
06.05.017
oil on panel
2017
24 x 36 inches

  Going Back and Forth
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
Going Back and Forth
photo plate-lithography, drawing, hand-stiches
2016
65 x 25 inches

  Who cares if the mushrooms of estrangement sprout
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
Who cares if the mushrooms of estrangement sprout
linocut print, drawing on rice paper
2018
14 x 18 inches

  Who cares if the mushrooms of estrangement sprout
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
Who cares if the mushrooms of estrangement sprout
linocut print, drawing on rice paper
2018
14 x 18 inches

  Who cares if the mushrooms of estrangement sprout
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
Who cares if the mushrooms of estrangement sprout
linocut print, drawing on rice paper
2018
14 x 18 inches

  Millions of Stitches for One Hundred  Eighteen Days
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
Millions of Stitches for One Hundred & Eighteen Days
hand stitches on fabric
2018
20.5 x 14 inches

  Millions of Stitches for One Hundred  Eighteen Days
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
Millions of Stitches for One Hundred & Eighteen Days
hand stitches on fabric
2018
19 x 14 inches

  IsSheStaringAtMe OR AmIStaringAtHer
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
IsSheStaringAtMe OR AmIStaringAtHer,
photo plate-lithography, monotype print
2015
19 x 27 inches

  IsSheStaringAtMe OR AmIStaringAtHer
Marzieh Mosavarzadeh
IsSheStaringAtMe OR AmIStaringAtHer,
photo plate-lithography, monotype print
2015
19 x 27 inches

  Block Gardens  1 You Are Welcome Here
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 1_ You Are Welcome Here
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
72 x 48 inches

  Block Gardens  11 Lost Edge
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 11_ Lost Edge
Mixed media on canvas
2018
36 x 36 inches

  Moon Viewing Platform
Mira Song
Moon Viewing Platform
Mixed media on canvas
2018
31.5 x 39.5 inches

  Block Gardens  12 Green Breeze
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 12_ Green Breeze
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
17.5 x 13.5 inches

  Block Gardens  9Slow Wave
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 9_Slow Wave
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
36 x 36 inches

  Block Gardens  3 Day Dreaming
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 3_ Day Dreaming
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
13.5 x 13.5 inches

  Block Gardens  2 Green Gate
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 2_ Green Gate
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
30 x 24 inches

  Block Gardens  7Blooming
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 7_Blooming
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
17.5 x 13 inches

  Cuboctahedron Viewing Platform
Mira Song
Cuboctahedron Viewing Platform
acrylic and oil on canvas
2017
44 x 64 inches

  Block Gardens  5 Yellow Sunset
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 5_ Yellow Sunset
acrylic and oil on paper
2018
17 x 13 inches

  ock Gardens  8 Blooming
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 8_ Blooming
acrylic and oil on paper
2018
17.5 x 13.5 inches

  Block Gardens  4 Yellow Sunset
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 4_ Yellow Sunset
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
17 x 13 inches

  Block Gardens  10slow wave
Mira Song
Block Gardens # 10_slow wave
acrylic and oil on canvas
2018
36 x 36 inches

  yat AnNr Signs of Light Kerosene
Aman Aheer
Ayat An-Nur (Signs of Light): Kerosene
Oil, gouache, and linen on found wood
2017
5.5 x 3.5 inches

  The Sublime Gate Gas Can and Poppies
Aman Aheer
The Sublime Gate (Gas Can and Poppies)
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, gold leaf, and oil pastel on canvas
2018
60 x 48 inches

  Religious Studies 200
Aman Aheer
Religious Studies 200
Oil, acrylic, marble, steel, linen, wood board
2017
24 x 22 inches

  My Son My Son What have you Done
Aman Aheer
My Son My Son What have you Done?
Oil, acrylic, India ink, wool, and oil pastel on canvas
2018
48 x 60 inches

  yat AnNr Signs of Light Paint Thinner
Aman Aheer
Ayat An-Nur (Signs of Light): Paint Thinner
Oil, gouache, and linen on found wood
2017
25 x 15 inches

  The Sublime Gate Gas Can and Citrus
Aman Aheer
The Sublime Gate (Gas Can and Citrus)
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, gold leaf, and oil pastel on canvas
2018
60 x 48 inches

  Shahid
Aman Aheer
Shahid
Oil, acrylic, spray paint, wool, and oil pastel on linen
2017
48 x 36 inches

  Witness
Aman Aheer
Witness
Oil, acrylic, and spray paint on cardboard
2017
48 x 36 inches

  Religious Studies 200
Aman Aheer
Religious Studies 200
Oil, acrylic, marble, steel, linen, wood board
2017
24 x 22 inches

  Bandits
David B. Stewart
Bandits
oil on canvas
2018
30 x 40 inches

  The Devils Lettuce
David B. Stewart
The Devil's Lettuce
oil on canvas
2018
30 x 40 inches

  Scary Monsters  Dark Web
David B. Stewart
Scary Monsters' Dark Web
oil on canvas
2018
30 x 36 inches

  Free Parking
David B. Stewart
Free Parking
oil on canvas
2018
30 x 36 inches

  The Lizard King
David B. Stewart
The Lizard King
oil on canvas
2018
30 x 40 inches

  The Heart of Old Point Grey
David B. Stewart
The Heart of Old Point Grey
oil on canvas
2018
36 x 36 inches

  Dad Bod n Roses
David B. Stewart
Dad Bod n' Roses
oil on canvas
2018
36 x 48 inches

  Rattled
David B. Stewart
Rattled
oil on canvas
2018
36 x 36 inches

  Hades and Persephone
David B. Stewart
Hades and Persephone
oil on canvas
2018
30 x 36 inches

  Canadian Action Painter
David B. Stewart
Canadian Action Painter
oil on canvas
2018
36 x 48 inches

  Meme Beach
David B. Stewart
Meme Beach
oil on canvas
2018
36 x 36 inches

  Swap Meet
David B. Stewart
Swap Meet
oil on canvas
2018
30 x 40 inches

  Heroes and Villains
David B. Stewart
Heroes and Villains
oil on canvas
2018
36 x 48 inches