Last Saturday September 25th at 4 pm, artist Peter Gazendam took a group of 14 on a well paced walking tour, visiting four downtown public sculptures, the walking tour was an event related to his work in the current CAG exhibition Following A Line, on view until November 7.
“The impetus for Peter Gazendam’s casual walking tour of four of Vancouver’s public sculptures is A Saloon Keeper, A Newspaper, Two Wars, A Doorman. This new work, which is a founding part of the group exhibition Following A Line, uses as its base a series of collages made from snapshots of innocuous and modest, yet somewhat odious, public sculptures that the artist encountered in his daily routes through the city. Like the collages, which Gazendam has cut out of their environment and recomposed, he further fragmented the sculptures by discussing their partial histories and formal properties through a highly subjective lens.”
Some photographs of the walking tour:
Photography: Aquiles Ascencion
Following A Line also includes work by Pablo Bronstein, Susanne Kriemann, Kyla Mallett, Alex Morrison, Frances Stark and Paul Sietsema, and runs until November 7, 2010.
Upcoming events for Following A Line:
Wednesday, October 20, 7pm (please note date change).
How to See and Read the Aura: Finding the Invisible: a slide presentation by Kyla Mallett
Co-presented with EVERY LETTER IN THE ALPHABET at 1875 Powell Street, Vancouver
Thursday, October 28, 8pm
Intermezzo: a performance and lecture by Pablo Bronstein with dancer
Co-presented with the Western Front Society in the Grand Luxe Hall, 303 East 8th Avenue , Vancouver
Tuesday, November 2, 7pm
Artist Talk: Susanne Kriemann
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, large lecture room 301, Granville Island, Vancouver