Adrienne Wood is the Community Banking Manager for TD in the BC and Yukon Region and also serves as a TD Art Ambassador and Board Member of Capture. We asked Adrienne to share what her #DayAtCapture would be like, here are her highlights from the 2021 Festival. Tag @capturephotofest on Instagram and Facebook and share your #DayAtCapture with us!
Best days for this self-guided tour are: Tuesday–Saturday
11:30 am Start your day with breakfast at Nemesis Café. Pick your favourite caffeinated drink to pair with an avo toast or if satisfy your hunger with a Croque monsieur.
12:30 pm As one of Capture’s Featured Exhibitions, Feast for the Eyes at The Polygon explores photography’s most enduring subject, food, to consider how the food we eat shapes us and our perceptions of the world. Enjoy the visual feast of prominent artists such as: Nobuyoshi Araki, Guy Bourdin, Nan Goldin, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, among others.
2:15 pm Take the Seabus to Waterfront station, and hop onto the Expo Line until Stadium-Chinatown to experience the Public Art installation by Émilie Régnier titled How do you love me? Through portraiture and text, the artist Émilie Régnier questions the notion of “mixed ancestry” to portray how the cultural signifiers of beauty, power, and identity intersect.
2:30 pm Make your way to Gallery Gachet and witness the poignant Selected Exhibition Jackie Dives: Things My Dad Taught Me which addresses the complexity of losing a parent to a stigmatized death. By revisiting places of significance, each photograph holds a memory that reflects upon their father-daughter relationship.
3 pm Stop at Newtown Bakery and choose your favourite Chinese bun. The specialties of the house are the apple turnovers and the huge steamed buns.
3:15 pm Walk a few minutes down the street and head into the Queer Arts Festival & SUM Gallery to view Vivek Shraya’s Selected Exhibition Trauma Clown. By posing as an entertainer, Vivek Shraya’s photographs bring into focus the cultural fascination of suffering and how LGBTQIA+ artists often solely achieve success by externalizing their pain.
4:30 pm Make your way to Monte Clark’s new industrial chic gallery space to view Vilhelm Sundin’s Selected Exhibition Soon. In this new body of work, slow-moving cinematic photographs examine the contradictions of looking outwards and inwards, especially during a time of confinement.
5:30 pm End your day by ordering take-out from Dosanko for some home-style Japanese food. Try the Omu-Rice, a stuffed Japanese Omelette.