Category: Installation

Quick Hits: Bamboo Art

Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV pushes the boundaries of bamboo art. He creates soaring, twisting forms that stretch from floor to ceiling.  These dramatic, immersive environments are meant to make us think of the bamboo forests where these works began their lives (below).

Paola Pivi: ‘We are the Baby Gang’

Paola Pivi’s 70 baby polar bears frolic, fight, nap and explore the top floor of an art gallery in New York, wearing sprouted fluorescent feathers instead of fur. The point? The polar ice caps are melting and to survive a changing climate, they needed to adapt. The solo […]

Quick Hits: The Art of Tragedy

  This fishing vessel, known as the Death Ship, sank in the dark on April 18, 2015 killing as many as 900 migrants trapped in its hull. It is being installed in Venice’s former shipyards as the centerpiece of a project by Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel, for the […]

Quick Hits: Understory

Kelowna artist Jane Everett explores the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds in Understory, an installation that evokes the experience of standing among the forests of the British Columbia interior.

Quick Hits: Urban Change

Sonya Blesofsky’s installations bring attention to the human histories and architectural backgrounds of the spaces where she exhibits.  She finds original building details (windows, pieces of construction material) and assembles them to represent what once was. The research she does is fascinating.