Curated by Michelle Jacques and Haema Sivanesan | Centennial, Ker & Lab Galleries
“Perhaps mine is "environmental" sculpture, rather than geometric...I have never made anything not closely connected with the human being and his environment. Man and his longings, desires, his dwellings, the thresholds he passes over and his places of worship concern me; people, buildings, entrances through which people go in, come out; and the apprehension, the pleasure or the peace that accompanies these acts.
We invite you to join us on our journey to explore issues related to the vast and mighty topic that is WATER. Water as a resource. Water as a site of trade and exchange. Water and climate change. The AGGV’s new Water Work Space functions much like a Research + Development Department, part workshop / part exhibition space. Water Work Space is a site for the exchange of ideas to fuel our project Wa’witłala: The Pervasiveness of Water/Cannot Go Against the Tide. This is an enquiry based collaboration with artist Marianne Nicolson and AGGV curators Nicole Stanbridge and Michelle Jacques.
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Sat, June 10 | All Day | Curated by Michelle Jacques | Pollard Gallery This exhibition examines Emily Carr’s work through the dual lenses of the artist’s increasing interest in environmental issues and the status of ancient forests of the region in present times.
Image: Emily Carr, Above the Gravel Pit, 1936, oil on paper, 61 x 91.1 cm, Anonymous Gift