I am thrilled to have made the shortlist for the 2nd annual Phillip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, which is awarded to a post-secondary student who is working with photography, film or video. Shortlisted artists are in a group exhibition at Presentation House Gallery from April 7 to 28, 2017.
I have two pieces in the show – the above pictured Memory Block, which is a large, projected pinhole composite of Commercial Drive accompanied by stories shared by several local folks about their memories of the neighbourhood, as well as a pinhole print from a separate project. I have also made a limited edition artist book to accompany Memory Block, and it’s for sale in the gallery bookstore. Thank you to Memory Block contributors: Kristine A., Michelle Buchanan, ISC, Wayde Compton, Donna Dykeman, Terrie Hamazaki, Nancy Pang, Nadene Rehnby and Michelle Sylliboy.
There are ten other fantastic artists in the show: Durrah Alsaif, David Biddle, Ryan Ermacora, Laura Gildner, Natasha Habedus, Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, Brian Lye, Brittany Nickerson, Brandon Poole, Tori Schepel. So it’s really worth making the trek over to see the work!
Big thanks to PHG’s Michèle Smith, Diane Evans and Alexander Muir for all their help with the installation, and to the jury: Stan Douglas and curators Grant Arnold (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Helga Pakasaar (Presentation House Gallery).
More info about the show here: http://presentationhousegallery.org/exhibitions/now/