Exhibition | Gross Density Parcel

Gross Density Parcel  at AgentC Gallery

10 local artists find strange beauty in one man’s junk lot. Rampant economic development, history, and memory are at the heart of an unprecedented pop-up art exhibition opening in Surrey July 23. Gross Density Parcel is an investigation into the recent history of Surrey via a creative intervention into a formerly vacant property located in the White Rock area. Ten established and emerging local artists have created original films, sculptures, photographs, and multi-media installations based on the documentation and collection of nature specimens and manufactured detritus left at the site after its former owner vacated the lot years ago.

Now to be developed once more, the property has since become a parable for the City of Surrey itself: a region which enthusiastically orients itself toward the future, yet does so on the condition of remaining in a state of perpetual development. Gross Density Parcel is an exploration into the role that creative memory plays in the construction of the future.

Gross Density Parcel features works by Roxanne Charles, Cora Li-Leger, Don Li-Leger, Aaron S. Moran, Helma Sawatzky, Rosemary Burden, Polly Gibbons, Carlyn Yandle, Paul Bucci, and Andrew Keech. The exhibit, curated by Debbie Tuepah and Rhys Edwards, is the first project from AgentC Projects, a new curatorial collective dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging curators to showcase critical, rigorous artworks on a temporary basis.

The show runs in conjunction with the Day of Drawing Collective and Newton POP UP, July 23rd to October 1st 2015, at AgentC Gallery, 108-137 St. in Newton (at 137th and 72A Avenue, behind Save-on-Foods on King George).

Contact: Debbie Tuepah (dtuepah@shaw.ca, 604 808 3775)

Rhys Edwards (rhys_edwards@live.ca, 778 808 4836).

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