Tina Bryan

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Growing roots from shared dreams

Offering an intimate glimpse into the nuanced identities of Mexican migrant workers that work in the farms of interior BC, Rocio Graham shares her own experience of uprooting herself and re-negotiating her identity while building a connection to the Canadian landscape.

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The Wilderness of Mirrors

Taking the Monument 83 fire tower located in E.C. Manning Park as a starting point, The Wilderness of Mirrors explores architecture in relationship to personal utopias. These notions of geographies are tied to places of isolation, conjuring up periods of creativity as well as loneliness, alienation, and moral disintegration.

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Illuminated Collapse

Illuminated Collapse merges figure and ground to highlight human connection to the surrounding world. In these sculptures, unsettling dioramic scenes unfold on the surface of circular, wooden plinths. Anthropomorphic landscapes are engaged in dramatic acts of self-consumption and destruction, projecting a metaphorical End of Times narrative. Mirroring our own world through their miniature elements, the works reflect on contemporary consumption, industrial development, and inherent environmental degradation.

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Context is Everything

Monique Martin creates gallery installations involving thousands of intricately screen-printed and hand cut paper objects. Meticulously detailed individual pieces merge into a larger whole; the sum is greater than the individual parts. In this exhibition, thousands of paper dandelions, entitled Context is Everything, coexist with Annus Mirabilis, a newer body of work depicting paper butterflies. There is no distinct line between the two works, the butterflies spill off of the walls and throughout the field of flowers across the gallery floor.

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By This Means

Drawing on a career in carpentry, By This Means resituates the building trades within the constructs of gender, identity, and art history. Rachel Yoder takes the tools and her daily experience of construction to make paintings and prints, incorporating individual components, accumulation, structure, repetition, creation of space, addition, and layering into her work.

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Queering the Dams

The dams and the hydroelectric power generators of the Kootenay river provide immense amounts of electricity and royalties to surrounding communities while protecting from flooding and drought. They continually flow, burst, store, block, channel, and power existing and speculative realities.

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Cling

Cling considers satellite dishes installed on buildings for their formal similarities to barnacles growing on a rock; as barnacles encrust a rock, satellites encrust a building. Satellite dishes are notable for their purpose as sites of transmission between space satellites, personal electronic devices, and the sublime realm of the digital world; barnacles for their ability to colonize and grow on any available surface.

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Traversing the line, with no fixed point

Briana Palmer gathers images, objects, and ideas from the everyday, exploring the intersections between the perception, experience, and social ideologies of her own cultural practices and upbringing. Traversing the line, with no fixed point unsettles our assumptions of place and belonging. The main component of the installation is the “Iron horse” – a railway system that runs through an installation of ephemera, nostalgic paraphernalia, and cultural artifacts.

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Timber, Lumber, Wood, Home

Fern Helfand creates an observation point for viewers to contemplate how our environment, our society, and our very identity is being modified by resource use. Her work records the way we clear the land, build our homes, choose our materials, and shelter ourselves. It pushes the boundaries of photography beyond straight documentary images by merging multiple photographs and videos into composite creations.

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Second Nature: Resilience

Second Nature: Resilience focuses on normally invisible fluctuations and all the small shifts that secretly, inexorably, add up to epic transformations. This video installation depicts an abandoned house in the forest gradually collapsing as time, nature, animals, and the elements take over and ultimately transform it.

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