Reflecting thematically upon the fragmented nature of Vancouver’s story as a city, Alex Morrison’s Brand New Era Social Club (2017), his site-specific work for the Dal Grauer Substation, comments on both digital and analogue forms of representation and their importance in the construction of past narratives and contemporary reality. The multimedia work questions the nature of photography today and represents more broadly the aims of the Festival to drive photography discourse forward and encourage critical thinking and visual literacy.
This project will be highly visible to those walking, driving, or working in Vancouver’s busy downtown core. The Capture Canada Line Project, in partnership with Canada Line InTransit BC, includes photo-based artworks from multiple artists on the theme On and Off the Road, installed on the exteriors of seven Canada Line stations, including Waterfront and Vancouver City Centre.
Capture’s Selected Exhibitions are chosen by a jury, and this year’s program includes these not to be missed projects in Downtown Vancouver: radial systems by Marian Penner Bancroft and I attempt from love’s sickness to fly, in vain by Carol Sawyer, both at Republic Gallery; the News Photographers Association of Canada Annual Pictures of the Year Nominees, a group exhibition at Pendulum Gallery; and Shift by Vancouver-based artist Mark Mizgala at Art Rentals & Sales at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Capture Photography Festival 2017 runs April 1-28. Share your favourite pics via #CapturePhotoFest