August 28 - October 30, 2020
Herd consists of more than a hundred and fifty plastic toy horses, half of which have been altered,
galloping up a 40-foot ramp. At the end of the ramp, which in its entirely is covered with a blanket of
snow, they appear to be leaping through the gallery wall. While the familiar shapes and the stiff action
poses remains for some of the horses, others are disfigured and morphed: melted, mangled, and altered
with prosthetics, pieces of wood, nails, badger claws, bones, hair, and teeth. These horses appear at once
vulnerable and powerful, tamed and wild.
The photographic series Black Forest (dark waters) explores the relationship between horses and the
humanoid keepers of their herd. Collectively their interactions exist in the realm of the uncanny and the
grotesque; informed by fairy tales and mythology, the Black Forest is a dangerous that provides the
stage for intersecting dynamics of power, violence, ritual, desire, and care.
Weaving Cultural Identities
August 28 - October 23, 2020
The Vancouver Biennale presents the Weaving Cultural Identities national touring exhibition, hosted by the EAGM.
Weaving Cultural Identities explores multicultural identity and intercultural relations through traditional weaving as a storytelling medium.Graphic artists and weavers from Vancouver’s immigrant Muslim communities and Coast Salish Indigenous communities including Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Tl'azt'en were brought together in collaboration to create a series of 10 small-scale “prayer rugs”inspired by Islamic prayer rugs and ceremonial Indigenous weavings. The weavings are a visual manifest of prominent, national dialogues surrounding the reconciliation of heritage, and the sharing and celebration of cultural knowledge, symbolism and self-identification through textile traditions. This multi-part project Is part of Vancouver Biennale’s 2018-2020 curatorial theme, “re-IMAGE-n”.