The Hunting Grounds exhibition will create a place of isolation, revelation and psychic connection. Incorporating drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation and stop-motion video, it is a decidedly old-school endeavour. It is unabashedly sentimental, exploratory and curious – it’s an acid trip in the woods, a post-apocalyptic hike to higher ground, the discovery of a new species in your backyard.
The relationship between humans and their environment is an especially important issue to address today. The debate is not new; however, rapid change and industrialization make it urgent. By bringing the diverse work of emerging local artists Natasha Broad, Vanessa Brown, Julie Dives, Emily Ludington, Moses Magee, Alex M.F. Quicho, Fiona Tang, and Daniel Marcus Tatterton together in this exhibition, they hope to recontextualize the connection between humans and the environment. Concourse Gallery believes that an unexpected moment of beauty can deliver a long-lasting impact, and create relationships between these subjects that will raise more questions than answers.
Hunting Grounds opens on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Concourse Gallery (Emily Carr University, 1399 Johnston St).
Free to the public. Affordable refreshments will be served.