Abbotsford Arts Council

Promoting local artists since 1971


Past Exhibitions


Graffiti Flags and Money Games

Sept. 15 - Oct 12. 2018

Christopher Friesen’s Graffiti Flags and Money Games, an exhibit that explores the evolution
of currency, from gold to paper bills to the many cryptocurrencies that exist today.


Inspired by his financial background, this show’s aesthetic is a striking contrast to his works featured
Search by Image or Scroll Through History (at The Reach and Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford, respectively). Chris’ screen-printing and gestural painting technique used in his pieces is a commentary on the increased production of bills in the developed world, specifically the United States: “every piece in the exhibition is an original that (...) contains gesture and aesthetic decisions unlike the traditional print making process where flaw-free reproduction is valued”.

Read his full statement here: