CEDRIC BOMFORD, POTEMKIN VILLAGE EMBASSY, INSTALLATION VIEW AT CANADIAN MUSEUM OF MAKING. GHOST LAKE, AB, 20182019. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
Cedric Bomford: Mountain Embassy
SFU Galleries - Audain Gallery, Seattle, WA - and off-site at 8955 University High St, Burnaby. Sep 7 – Dec 7
Widely acclaimed for his installation and photographic art, Cedric Bomford poses questions about our built environment. His Mountain Embassy is a temporary structure on Burnaby Mountain, one that examines the dynamics of geopolitical power and cultural identity inherent in ambassadorial buildings. Employing a condominium sales centre cloaked in photogrammetic imagery, Bomford also alludes to SFU’s brutalist architecture, further riffing on themes of belonging and exclusion – and pricey real estate.