You donâ€™t even need to go inside the CAG to see my favorite work in the current wry â€˜nâ€™ dry exhibition â€œConcrete Language.â€ Just walk past the display windows on Nelson Street and check out a 1981 specimen of the matter-of-fact, text-only works that have constituted the grand-daddy of conceptualism Lawrence Weinerâ€™s practice since the â€˜70s. The exhibit involves numerous artists from Vancouver and abroad, and is on until November 5. Stay tuned for a public talk by Weiner scheduled sometime next month, exact date TBA. At Catriona Jeffriesâ€™ still-new (cavernous and commanding) location on East 1st, Kevin Schmidt of Burning Bush and Long Beach Led Zep fame forges on through the woodsy almost-sublime familiar from past works, this time with a trompe-lâ€™oeil tree and a very Sad Wolf (detail pictured right). While weâ€™re on the subject, work by another CJG artist, the late Jerry Pethick, was recently unveiled on the north shore of False Creek: the Planet of the Apes-y Time Top, a surprisingly bearable new public artwork.