Last week was the opening reception for ArchiTEXTURE, a group show I’m very pleased to be part of. The venue is the Anvil Center, in New Westminster, Canada. I was honoured that so many people took time to drop in and meet the artists and of course to see the art! The other artists are Judy Villet, Janet Archibald, and Terry Aske.
When the discussions for the show theme were happening, the four of us thought it would be interesting for each of us to create a 20”x20” artwork, referencing the “WowWestminster” sculpture in Pier Park on the Fraser River. This sculpture, by Jose Resende was commissioned by the Vancouver Biennale, and was unveiled in 2015. If you haven’t seen it, the installation incorporates four shipping containers positioned to create a W. It’s quite a sight to see!
Each of the four 20”x20” pieces speaks to the sculpture in their own unique way. Several of the other pieces in the show also reference the installation, as well as other elements of the skyline of New Westminster. If you’re in the area, please do drop in to the gallery space on the third floor of the Anvil Center!