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The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.
The work of Vancouver-based Reece Terris focuses on the relationship between
constructed architectural spaces and our common experiences and encounters within
them. Through amplifications or shifts in the function of an initial design, Terris?work
reconsiders utility in both object and place to create environments that highlight the
larger cultural contexts implicit in our built environment.
Commissioned by the Gallery, Ought Apartment will consist of a tower that rises from the main floor to the full height of the central rotunda, in which sections from six apartments are stacked one on top of another. Each apartment will be furnished with discarded items from the 1950s (on the lowest level) up to the present decade (at the top). Through this process of “making strange,?Terris invites viewers to consider their relationship to the consumption and construction of domestic space and the role this space plays in locating a public as social subjects.
Reece Terris: Ought Apartment is the ninth project in NEXT: A series of artist projects from the Pacific Rim.
The exhibition is made possible by TD Bank Financial Group. The making of the artwork is generously supported by Arts Partners in Creative Development and the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.
TD Bank Financial Group
Arts Partners in Creative Development