Sorry about the headline, I couldn’t help myself! We’re just so darn excited about two photography exhibitions opening at 7pm on Friday (or Phriday if you will…). Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver is presenting the exhibition Dream Location curated by Stephen Waddell. The Exhibitions features works pulled from the last hundred or so years by Walker Evans, Runa Islam, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Elad Lassry, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter. Though not all known for their photographic works, these prominent artists have at one time or another brought their aesthetic signature to the medium.
According to Presentation House Gallery’s website: “The works in this exhibition suggest that the ontological nature of photography does not release us from thinking about realism or abstraction in the broadest sense of those notions. Here Stephen Waddell is speculatively proposing that instead of continually returning to photography’s discourse of invention, origins and established canons, now is the time to ask what the medium can become.” Read the rest here.
On the other side of town, Photohaus Gallery will be featuring Christopher Edmonstone’s GRIT. Edmonstone was the recipient of Capture’s Georgia Straight People’s Choice Award in 2013, so we’re thrilled to have the chance to see a formal exhibition of the work. GRIT consists of photos taken while the artist was travelling in South East Asia, the title refers both to the economic and environmental circumstances of a population, but also the determination and resilience he bore witness to.
Hope to see you Friday!
Photo Credit: Christopher Edmonstone, from the series GRIT