Omid Afarinzad, Lauren Brinson, Rande Cook, Mona Hedayati, Jordan Hill, Clare Lannan, Leanne Olson, Liam, O’Sullivan, Dani Proteau, Graham Wiebe
Opening Friday, January 17 at 7pm
Exhibition tour directed by Rande Cook: Saturday February 1 at 1:30pm.
Gallery Hours: Wed to Sat, noon to 5pm
Forever & For Never arose out of the possibilities created by the forced proximity and specific focus of graduate research. Ten strangers from near and far convene and overlap for a brief period of time on an island located off the westernmost part of Canada. What do they see from this temporal and conceptual window? And in what language, visual or otherwise, do they choose to make their reportage? The artists who make up this enquiry have committed to a sort of fantastic experiment where addition is naturally seen to create expansion even as outcomes remain uncertain. The work in this exhibition—emanating from so many distinct sources—nonetheless shares concerns, as bodies situated inside material problems and the mutability of human existence. There are ripples of disquietude over resources and their extraction and hope for regeneration in the stories of our separate and recombined histories. Forever & For Never is a transitory record where things come together to break apart and recombine somewhere between the past and future.