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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
26 Nov 22·12:00 PM

Saturday Session

Kay Slater and Laurie M. Landry on Christine Sun Kim

Image description: On the left, Kay, a white person with greying hair shaved on the side and pulled back into a ponytail, stares directly into the camera through large glasses. Half of their face is covered in a mask with flowers and the words "I am hard of hearing" in a busy pattern. On the right, a smiling Caucasian woman with short, dark hair, standing in her studio. She is wearing glasses with black and clear plastic frames, dangle earrings, and a grey and black raglan t-shirt.

One Saturday each month, CAG invites guest hosts to lead walkthroughs of our current exhibitions, offering their insights and response to the works on view. In November, we welcome Kay Slater and Laurie M. Landry to speak on the work of Christine Sun Kim.


An ASL interpreter will be present.


No advance registration required.


Kay Slater is a multidisciplinary artist, accessibility consultant and arts worker. Their artistic practice explores value as it relates to process and expectations. Kay’s work is rooted in anti-oppression practices, and they employ open source and community-engaged approaches to support ongoing knowledge transfer with makers and creators at all stages of their careers. Kay is dedicated to expanding art making opportunities where verbal and non-verbal communication is used and where no one is ever turned away for lack of skill or understanding. They subscribe to the philosophy of the New Sincerity which strives to “be more awesome”. Kay is queer and hard of hearing. They are a settler working as an uninvited guest on the stolen lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Laurie M. Landry is a Deaf Canadian contemporary artist influenced by painters Jenny Saville, Colin Davidson, Rembrandt and Frida Kahlo. She focuses on contemporary portraiture of marginalized subjects. In her figurative art, she is currently exploring the corporeality of heterogeneous bodies. Laurie has participated in art residencies across Canada and her art has been shown in art galleries across BC. She has been awarded Canada Council for the Arts grants to support her art practice. Laurie currently lives and works in Vancouver on the unceded territories of thexʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tseil-Waututh) Nations.