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After the Gold Rush
Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Above: Allora & Calzadilla
Still from How to Appear Invisible, 16mm film on HD, 2008
Above: Allora & Calzadilla
Still from How to Appear Invisible, 16mm film on HD, 2008

Charles H. Scott GalleryAFTER THE GOLD RUSH


Curated by Cate Rimmer

The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present After the Gold Rush, an exhibition about post-event “afterness”. The work in the exhibition explores this condition in a number of ways, encompassing political and cultural change, shifts in perception and use value as well as more personal states of afterness. The exhibition opens in Vancouver at a time when the city is experiencing its own post-Olympic Games “morning after”.

In their film How to Appear Invisible, Puerto Rico-based artists Allora & Calzadilla document the demolition of Berlin’s Palast der Republik, a prominent landmark of the former German Democratic Republic.

Originally commissioned for an exhibition at the British Museum, Cornelia Parker’s We Know Who You Are We Know What You Have Done criticizes the coalition between Tony Blair and George Bush.

Vancouver artist Mark Soo’s large photographic work Indeterminate Parts investigates perception, representation, and the breakdown and re-formation of meaning.

Jonathan Monk’s sculptural works Thieves Remains and Brian play with the shift in use-value that occurs when utilitarian objects are emptied of their value and are then repurposed into objects of art.

Dutch artist Guido van der Werve’s Nummer twee: Just because I’m standing here, doesn’t mean I want to and Nummer zeven: The clouds are more beautiful from above, blend melancholy and absurdity, longing and failure.

Gallery hours are 12 -5 weekdays and 10-5 weekends. Admission is free.

Charles H. Scott Gallery
Emily Carr University, 1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604.844.3809, Web: http://chscott.ecuad.ca

March 18, 2010