Monday, October 23, 2017

Bronze One-Way Mirror Sliding Door

On Friday early evening I visited Gareth at his Franklin Street studio and from there we walked to the Patricia Hotel for a drink before car-sharing it to the Emily Carr Hospital of Art and Design for the opening of the inaugural Libby Leshgold Gallery exhibition.

It was during our walk that we came upon the new Vancouver Public Library nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch at 730 East Hastings, where we communed with Erica Stocking's bronze one-way mirror sliding door entitled All My Favourite People Are Animals (2016).

Erica's is one of the more successful public art works I have seen of late: a door that does not so much open (to let people in) and shut (to keep them out), but remain open at all times within itself through child-height holes and a mirror. A "book" that, even if the library is closed, you can read!

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