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Brian Jungen Art Show


I won't lie. I am no art expert so I rely on my groovy art friends to let me know the inside scoop. Here is a show that I heard about recently that looks really interesting.

By using "readymade objects as devices to merge paradoxical concepts," Vancouver artist Brian Jungen attempts to transform these items into a new "hybrid object" that both "affirms and negates" their mass-produced origin, as well as "charts an alternative destination" for them other than a landfill. His solo exhibition, "Cetology," features a giant sculpture formed as the skeleton of the endangered bowhead whale, which is suspended from a ceiling and fashioned from plastic lawn chairs....Jungen has also created startling replicas of Northwest Coast native masks constructed from disassembled Nike Air Jordan training shoes. His contemporary works are among those in highest demand for loans from the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Canada Council For The Arts.

When: starts Tuesday, March 28th (runs for a week)
Where: Art Metropole, 788 King Street West. (416) 703-4400

Thanks to Tonik for the tip.

Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery


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