Re-Imagining Wayfinding is a community-based art project curated by Catherine Pulkinghorn, director of Artists Walking Home. Inter-generational residents considered the user experience of the Master Planned neighbourhood in Yaletown, conducting research to analyze existing forms and then using their findings to develop ideas for innovative wayfinding signage. The 2013 youth design team and the curator combined their efforts to create new signage for the neighbourhood; this signage was installed in David Lam Park in the summer, and is now exhibiting at 221A.
location/dis-location: contingent promises
October 25-November 30
grunt gallery (116 – 350 East 2 Ave.)
location/dis-location(s): contingent promises is an exhibition of photography by Jayce Salloum. In these images, Salloum represents the nature of the ‘natural’ and constructed environments. The images explore the public and private, claimed and unsigned spaces, forms of the common, socio/ideological stage fronts, and domestic settings. These photographs are from Salloum’s ongoing body of work, untitled: photographs, that attempt to critically engage in the representation of public and private space. location/dis-location(s) explores the significance of making photographs here (and elsewhere) and the possibilities of visualizing nature in natural and urban settings and everything in between.
Garry Neill Kennedy
November 2-December 7; Opening reception: Friday, November 1, 8 p.m.
Or Gallery (555 Hamilton St.)
A Canadian legend of the visual arts, Garry Neill Kennedy was President of NSCAD in its legendary years in the 1960s and 70s. Kennedy has exhibited extensively, including a show at the National Gallery of Canada, and won a Governor General’s Award in 2004 for his achievements in visual arts. At 78 years old, Kennedy is still an actively working artist and educator: he is currently teaching at UBC, not to mention exhibiting a new body of work at this show. The chance to see his work should not be missed.
By Team BeatRoute
Illustration: Garry Neill Kennedy