Landscape photography is often about expanding horizon and vista lines. We seek beauty in the vastness of nature. While the gaze of admiration embodies our respect for nature, small movements between the boundaries of the human and natural world go unnoticed. We, however, live in the time when our actions and inactions have changed the landscape more than any previous era. A landscape is now about material that we consume, change, digest, forge, and manifest. There are ever-growing piles, in constant flux, moving in and out of the city. They are small monuments and testaments to our growth—physical obstructions of our own sightlines.
For this multi-artist public installation, Capture Photography Festival and the City of Richmond Public Art Program sought proposals from artists located in British Columbia that consider nature and its relationship to the Lower Mainland region’s urban environment. The artworks of six artists and artist teams were chosen to be installed on the three art columns at Lansdowne and Aberdeen Canada Line Stations for six months each.
Presented in partnership by
Capture Photography Festival and the City of Richmond Public Art Program