Friday, September 26, 2014

Hardscrabble Gallery

How pleased I was to see in my inbox this morning Erik Hood's announcement that Hardscrabble Gallery at 1029 East 15th Avenue is back for a "second chapter."

Opening this Sunday September 28 1-4PM is Cameron Kerr: A Photograph Is No Substitute For Anything.

This exhibition of new work by Cameron Kerr considers two things; sculpture and photography. Known locally for his sculptures of marble and wood, Kerr initiates this dialogue with a conversation between the material and the pictorial world using photographs. Kerr proceeds on developing this lexicon where a pastiche of references and various mediums are composed into a documented mise-en-scene.

These photographs can be split into two distinct and contrasting modes. First, where the subject of the studio is the primary activity and secondly, single pieces of sculpture isolated against painted backdrops. Kerr then completes the exhibition with a single sculpture of yellow cedar. 

Cameron Kerr is a North Vancouver based artist. He has most recently had public works installed in Vancouver and North Vancouver and was included at the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibition "An Era of Discontent: Art as Occupation" (2012).

Past Hardscrabble exhibitions and events have included work by Kim Kennedy Austin, Fabiola Carranza, Mark DeLong, Michael Drebert, Jacob Gleeson, Nathan Haynes (see image above) and Scott Moore.

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