Ed Pien: Our Beloved
Glenbow, Calgary, AB - To Sep 22
Toronto artist Ed Pien’s monumental installation of 144 framed photographs is rooted in a recent trip to Santiago, Chile. There he shot images of fl owers, both real and artificial, left at Patio 29, one of the largest burial sites of opponents and victims of the Pinochet regime (1973-90). Although Pien says the site was “steeped in tragedy and loss,” the flowers, in various states of colour and form, liveliness and decay, also spoke to him of love, joy and remembrance.