Saturday, March 26, 2016
recto-verso at CSA
CSA continues to mount engaging exhibitions with no public money, in a space about a quarter the size of Artspeak. The gallery's current exhibition, entitled recto-verso, features five works by the ever-exacting Lyndl Hall.
According to the exhibition text (at the very least co-authored by curator Steffanie Ling), "the works in recto-verso are concerned with division and allocation in an undifferentiated plane; the interpretation of omens and signs; as well as measuring, counting, rhyming and daydreams."
Moving clock-wise from left as you enter the gallery:
1) Reveries (hopscotch variation 1-3). Digital print, 2012
2) Tools and Equipment of the Cartographer and Draughtsman, Restaged (from "Elements of Cartography," 1966). Digital print, 2013
3) recto-verso chapbook. Digital print, 2016 (this work is a take away)
4) Sundials & Hopscotch: A Handbook (recto-verso). Digital print, 2016
5) Reveries (pocket sundial). Digital print, 2012
In picture-taking my way through this exhibition, I found that I was holding my camera (phone) similarly to how the actor is holding the "pocket sundial". Funny how that goes. (Apologies for the quality of my pictures.)
recto-verso is up until April 3.
* photo of Lyndl Hall from Vancouver Is Awesome