Liz Magor – Artist Talk
Saturday, March 16, 2pm
I migrated from the word to the visible, from the idea to the thing. … From one point of view, making art is a way of testing the positions one might take relative to the world, and the people and things found in the world. The materials, the images, the operations, the forms of address, they all come from an inventory of possibilities and I’m conscious of my choices. By now I have an enhanced ability to make things, but a diminished need for those things to speak symbolically or profoundly.–Liz Magor, 2017
Unexplained Parade is the inaugural exhibition of Catriona Jeffries at 950 East Cordova in Vancouver, Canada. Formerly a purpose-built workshop for Pilkington Metal Marine, the building is located in an industrial zone adjacent to the Port of Vancouver, the largest working export port in North America. Prior to the 1880s, this area was the proximal coastline of Burrard Inlet, a place where land sat between numerous creeks emptying into the Pacific inlet, occupied by the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh. For Catriona Jeffries, the significant renovation of this site, led by Patkau Architects, establishes a space for the next chapter of our twenty-five-year history, centering the representation of artists as a critical and collaborative practice.
image: Liz Magor, The Hutch, 1976, natural materials, wood, bones, 33 x 38 x 15 in. (84 x 97 x 38 cm)