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Art Preview: Phantoms in the Front Yard - 'Over the Counter Culture'

For their 10th biannual themed exhibition, Vancouver-based figurative collective Phantoms in the Front Yard explores drug culture and its impact. Whether legal, illegal, pharmaceutical, naturopathic, synthetic, or cultivated, drugs have an ever more varied presence on our media, conversations, and society in general. From their use and misuse to their purpose, promise and prominence, they are tied to still wider spectrum of societal issues.

'Over the Counter Culture', which opens on Saturday October 3rd, is part of the larger 'Scene and Unseen' exhibition taking place at the Gordon Smith Gallery. Phantoms in the Front Yard features Art Perspective artist Michael Abraham, as well as Jeremiah Birnbaum, Jay Senetchko, Paul Morstad, Bruce Pashak, Jonathan Sutton, and Caroline Weaver. The collective has collaborated with curator Pennylane Shen and guest artist James Knight.

If you are in the Vancouver area, the opening night reception is from 6pm until 11pm on Saturday October 3rd, and will be open during regular gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm till 5pm. The Gordon Smith Gallery is located at 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC. 

If you are interested in any of the featured works by Michael Abraham please do no hesitate to contact us directly. We encourage everyone to get out and see this impactful show.