Local photographer Shannyn Higgins pairs Vancouver artists in art show and book launch at East Van Studios
Photography by Ravi Gill
Text from Duality’s press release
Duality is an art experiment that binds a passage of words into two different narratives.
Art, music and literature can have an intrinsic influence on how we see the world. Individuals hear music and see art differently. Based on our emotions, experiences and individuality, the narrative can be propelled into different directions. A writer can explore sadness, rootlessness or loss which could in turn inspire a visual artist to see hope, desire or beauty.
With the intent to explore this concept further we invited fifty Vancouver based emerging and established artists to contribute to this exploration. Twenty-five writers, poets and songwriters shared a sentence, a lyric or a scribble from their note book. The words where then anonymously paired with a visual artist along with blank archival rag sheet and seven days to bring tangibility to their words.
Words can elicit many emotions; Duality will set out to explore this sentiment.
Kevin M. Rowe
Khari Wendall McClelland
Sarah Gee Miller
Photos of Duality’s opening night at East Van Studios by Ravi Gill for VANDOCUMENT