Presentation House Gallery is thrilled to announce its annual gala and benefit auction onSaturday, November 23, 2013.
This year’s event showcases the prized creative talent of Vancouver through the involvement of some of our city’s most renowned visual artists, designers and architects. Twenty individuals and creative teams have been invited to interpret and refashion Italian designer Enzo Mari’s iconic Sedia 1 chair. This minimalist self-assembled pine chair, originally produced in 1974, is a model of modernist furniture design, noted for its elegance and modesty.
Participating artists, designers and architects include designer OmerArbel, designer/visual artist/writer Douglas Coupland, artist Brian Jungen, the distinguished painter Gordon Smith and architect John Wall, among other illustrious names. Their responses to this unique challenge will be auctioned in support of Presentation House Gallery, and for this one night only, attendees will enjoy a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to purchase an artwork handcrafted by the best of Vancouver’s creative innovators. The range of artworks and designs, from cutting edge to classic, promise to be inspiring.
The event will be hosted at Secret Location at 1 Water Street in historic Gastown, a new Vancouver landmark that supports innovative and thoughtful design. The live auction will be followed by a seated dinner featuring the cuisine of Chef Jefferson Alvarez, the head chef of Secret Location, and paired with wines crafted from Italy and spirits from British Columbia.
During the evening, Presentation House Gallery will also be unveiling designs for its spectacular new purpose-built facility on the North Vancouver waterfront, This will mark an enormously significant milestone in the Gallery’s venerable thirty seven-year history, and we invite our supporters to share this memorable evening with us.