Here and Now celebrates Capture’s tenth anniversary by commissioning ten local artists to create new lens-based artworks. The artists, selected for their varied approaches to the medium, have each been asked to respond in some way to this place – by considering the landscape, history, people, or culture – with an aim to produce a dynamic exhibition that revels in the diversity of the city itself.
The inaugural Capture Photography Festival took place in 2013 and was founded as an annual celebration of lens-based art, in part to acknowledge the important local history of conceptual photographic practices that have been significant in contemporary art dialogues internationally for decades and which remain influential to this day. Capture’s current mission is to connect Vancouver to the world through lens-based art; this exhibition, therefore, is of special significance for its exploration of place and in considering the artists that are shaped by and who shape the city. Including emerging, mid-career, and senior artists who live and work in Vancouver, Here and Now includes expansive investigations into the histories of this place, the material culture here, the changing streetscapes, cultural inheritance, and sites of leisure: intangible but formative elements of the city. This Featured Exhibition, Here and Now presents the myriad ways in which contemporary artists are deploying the medium today.
Artists in Here and Now include Jaiden George, Khim Hipol, Tom Hsu, Alexine McLeod, Dana Qaddah, Isaac Thomas, Ian Wallace, Gloria Wong, Jin-me Yoon, Karen Zalamea.
Presented by the Audain Foundation and generously supported by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Heffel Fine Art Auction House and PricewaterhouseCoopers.