Category: Artistic

This Creeping Root

I was invited by curator Maiko Tanaka to make a work for Nuit Blanche in Toronto. I opted out of making a spectacular thing, and created a more temporal, gradually unfolding installation. In Butterfield Park at the Ontario College of Art and Design, I made a garden best viewed by moonlight (with the help of landscape architect Emily Hogg). The installation was accompanied by an edition of 250 cards, each including a seed for a night blooming flower, to be planted in spring. These were distributed to visitors to the site throughout the evening.

Banff Works

Here’s a bunch of sculptures I made in Banff in 2015. I was there to work on ideas for a public artwork, but ended up scrounging around in the metal forge (not making anything remotely monumental) and experimenting with ceramics. Most of these pieces are made out of materials discarded from the forge – scrap bits of bronze, aluminum and silver, and some red wax that is used in casting.

Swan Song (for Cats) – with Norma

Swan Song (for Cats) JANUARY 2014 / PUSH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL / PERFORMANCE WORKS, VANCOUVER For their last (and most preparationally-intensive) performance, Norma finally realised a 10-year…

Everything Between Open and Closed

EVERYTHING BETWEEN OPEN AND CLOSED Curated by Shaun Dacey For two weeks (August 15 – 28th, 2013), I am taking part in the Burnaby Art Gallery‘s KIOSK project–…

Language Leaves Me Lonesome

LANGUAGE LEAVES ME LONESOME (FOR LAVAL) This work was created for a project by curators Mariane Bourchiex-Laporte and Anne-Marie Proulx, in conjunction with Chroniques Lavalloises (The Laval Chronicles)…

VANCOUVER FAMILY REDUX

Annabel Vaughan and Makiko Hara curated an exhibition at Centre A called TO / FROM: BC ELectric Railway 100 Years. Loosely the show was about the building that…

Geyser for Hillcrest Park

Erica Stocking and I were selected to produce a permanent public art piece for the City of Vancouver at the newly minted Hillcrest Community Centre in Mount Pleasant….

VANCOUVER VANCOUVER VANCOUVER

In the Fall of 2008, the City of Vancouver called for proposals for artist-initiated projects to be created during the 2010 Olympic Games. I ended up pitching this…

Brawl (with Norma)

Norma is an arts collective I’ve been working with since 2002. We did Brawl for a series of performances called Bright Lights. The works were all performed during…

Your Private Sky

In 2005 I did a short residency at the Or Gallery called “Out of Office Reply.” The idea was to consider works that would live outside the gallery…

YOUR PRIVATE SKY (PENTICTON)

Carrying on the fascination with tourist sites and paraphernalia, this work was presented at the Art Gallery of the South Okanagan (Penticton, BC, Canada) during the city’s annual…

Floating Sculptures

Here’s a few works I did while I was on a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Fall 2008. It was a thematic residency led…

The Set-Up

In late 2008 I was invited by curators Johan Lundh and Alissa Firth-Eagland to work on a collaborative, process-based work with Eric Metcalfe. Eric is an old professor…

So Long We Miss You Forever (with Diyan Achjadi)

The Powell Street Festival and curator Miko Hoffman invited Diyan and I to collaborate on a work for their annual festival. The festival is located at Oppenheimer Park,…

The Storm And The Fall

Vancouver is kind of a weird place sometimes. It’s a city of glass, filled with condo developments and speculative real estate bubbles. It’s also got a running disaster…

Ghost Stories (with Norma)

Norma is a collaborative group I have been working with since 2002. This image was taken on False Creek, just north of Science World, a Vancouver landmark from…

David Bowie and Justin Timberlake

David Bowie and Justin Timberlake: Three small works Celebrity is a fascinating thing. It just is. These works here are smaller explorations into my own relationship to it….

Vancouver Family

I sent a package to all the Kwans in Vancouver (there’s 300 of them). In a letter written in both Chinese and English I asked each Kwan to…

American Eagle Quilts

I’m a nostalgic sort. I love second-hand things, and I was noticing some years ago that faux-weathered clothes were getting popular, and thus mass produced. And it struck…

Dishrag Cowboy Shirt

It’s kind of self explanatory. I made this for an art auction, and always wondered if it ever got worn.

Dog Day Afternoon (with Norma)

Norma is a collaborative that I’ve been working with since 2002. This work was produced for a series of public performances called “Expect Delays”, curated by Kathleen Ritter…