New art exhibition on pre-COVID life in Vancouver next month

Sep 24 2020, 5:19 pm

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A new art exhibition, named Close to Home, is billed as an attempt to “time-stamp” the tone of pre-COVID life in Vancouver.

“So much of my work is about the place I occupy, where I live, or where I have been. It’s less about being a literal visual documentation and more of a synthesizing of what I am feeling about the time while I was there,” said local artist David Wilson in a statement.

“It’s a very strange alchemy of representation, memory, sound, smell, and feel as I work through those moments that eventually coalesce into something tangible and visibly recognizable. And so, the idea of creating work that spoke to the present and the past, the new and old, seemed to fit into the workings of my mind as both an artist and an individual living through a global pandemic.”

Close to Home David Wilson

A work in the “Close to Home” exhibition. (David Wilson)

His works, inspired by old photographs, includes a throwback to the thriving nightlife on Granville Strip to the Burrard Street bridge against a twinkling Fairview at dusk.

Close to Home: New works by David Wilson

When: October 1 to 22, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and noon to 4 pm on Sunday
Where: Kurbatoff Gallery — 2435 Granville Street, Vancouver

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