This four-panel composition using found materials, collected within a 1 km radius of the column it is installed on, was made within a traditional colour photographic darkroom. The resulting images present the materiality of the region as well as photography through a formalist montage of walks within a radial distance.
The sourced materials, including decorative grass from a shopping mall, plastic garbage bags, sand, rocks, and earth, contain non-statistical information that bleed out of policy and permit, which is further decontextualized within the image plane. The objects take up the ideas of waste, development, the decoratively impersonal, and the immediately local. Radius (2017) speaks to the complex identity of the City of Richmond with its many avenues that press against one another like the shadowy forms within the positive, inverted photograms on display.
By focusing on the natural, industrial, and urban landscapes around Lulu Island, Patryk Stasieczek’s work aims to allow the viewer to contemplate the complex narratives of development through the photographic image.
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