“What Are We Doing to Protect Our Paradise?”
City in Flux – Work in Progress
April 10 – 29, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: April 10, 6-8 pm
MEET THE ARTIST: April 14, 12-2 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: April 15, 12-2 pm
Gallery admission is free. Open: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Following my participation at the 2017 Capture Photography Festival, I have continued to work on this series.
The expected growth of our city makes for a carefully orchestrated project as we are bound by water and mountains -our fixed borders. While the issue has serious repercussions affecting everyone who lives here and those who wish to, I approach the subject with whimsy.
I am free to do what architects and developers can only dream of doing. I bend engineers’ protocols and planners’ minds to construct new urban environments. Imagination and photography allow me to move and to transform buildings.
I do not claim to know what should be done. Through my work I bring attention to the issue, wishing to involve others in the decisions that will determine if the paradise we now enjoy will exist in the future. We are responsible for what we leave for future generations.
At the gallery opening, I will launch a companion book on the subject. 25% of the sale will be donated to increase the funding of the Entrance Scholarship at Emily Carr University my husband and I established ten years ago.
The panel discussion on April 15, 12h-2pm, will be moderated by Greg Bellerby, former curator and director of the Charles H Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and editor of The West Coast Modern House: Vancouver Residential Architecture book. The panellists are Raymond Fung, Director of Engineering and Transportation Services, District of West Vancouver, Nathan Pachal, Langley City Councillor and blogger, and Bryce Tupper, Vice President Planning and Development at British Pacific Properties Limited, plus myself. The varied backgrounds of the panellists suggest a well informed and lively discussion. If you care about this issue, book your seat as space is limited.
Complementing the artwork shown at the Ferry Building Gallery, I am showing a series of paintings based on photographs I took during the construction of the Telus Gardens building on Georgia Street. You may see these works at the gallery when attending any event at The Annex, Vancouver Civic Theatres, 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, until the end of June 2018.
I look forward to seeing you at any of these events and, please send your comments -I really appreciate them!
Till the next…