In his car rides & street scans of 1969/71, Christos Dikeakos has commented that he “was a vehicular flaneur of Vancouver’s False Creek basin, an industrial and desolate urban expanse. This was a wasteland not just of buildings, but of human values and street interaction.” This “scanning” and open-ended observation of the shifting landscape, economy and population that is called Vancouver, is an artistic strategy he shares with numerous other artists. For this exhibition, a few of these artists have been brought together to provide a fragmented, yet focused, mapping of place and space which also reveals shifts in the photographic medium itself. Whether by car (Christos Dikeakos, Jack Jeffrey), public transport (Marian Penner Bancroft, Neil Wedman), walking (Hannah Dubois, Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Isaac Thomas) or simply standing still (Ken Lum), the works in this exhibition contribute to a type of unitary urbanism of Vancouver that continues to question the status quo production of space.
Please note this exhibition is not wheelchair accessible. Entrance through back door.