Finding Our Place In Time: Background / ThisPlace at Grunt Gallery
A retrospective project spans 40 years to achieve collaborative success on a grand scale
Maps at a massive scale, this show needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.
Referencing the 1972 ‘Background / Vancouver’ work by Michael de Courcy (with Taki Bluesinger, Gerry Gilbert, and Glenn Lewis), three artists (Emilio Rojas, Guadalupe Martinez, and Igor Santizo) have revisited this conceptual project.
It’s gorgeous, it’s intriguing, and there are many stories within the pieces.
A series of talks, walks, and a potluck dinner are happening throughout May to coordinate the exhibition.
Background / ThisPlace is on May 10-June 8 2013 at grunt gallery.
grunt is located at #116 – 350 East 2nd Ave in Vancouver and is open Tuesday to Saturday 12-5 pm
There are four special events:
Tuesday May 14
Social Cartography: Am Johal and Sarah Shamash (7pm)
Saturday May 18
Background / Vancouver artists’ talk: Michael de Courcy, Glenn Lewis and Grant Arnold (2pm)
Thursday May 23
Sound walk (5pm) // Mapping and Sound Panel: Vincent Andrisani and Randolph Jordan (7pm)
Saturday May 25th
ThisPlace / Vancouver artists’ talk: Emilio Rojas, Igor Santizo, Guadalupe Martinez (2pm) // Potluck Dinner (5pm)
For further info, please visit grunt’s site http://grunt.ca/exhibitions/background-panorama/
Image Gallery – photos by Ash Tanasiychuk
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