The following shows are currently on exhibit at Two Rivers Gallery in our main Canfor galleries. Visit Two Rivers Gallery to view these great exhibitions before they close! Check out the exhibits in our Rustad Galleria as well.
September 26, 2019 - Spring 2020
Artwork: Chris Deheus. Poplarzoid #16, 2018. Logs and wire.
Chris Deheus is a visual artists based in the area of Hythe, AB, whose recent practice has focused on developing earth artworks constructed from salvaged trees and sometimes stone. These earth works began as an effort to rehabilitate wooded areas on his family’s farm that have been over grazed by livestock. Taking the form of a barrier, these structures create a protective interior for flora to recover. In Twelves, made in a similar way and from similar materials, represents a commentary on the passage of time. Environmental re-generation is not quick and sometimes difficult to perceive even over the course of a lifetime. Though this may discourage people from making environmentally conscious decisions, this conceptually driven work asks us to consider how time and meaningful progress far exceeds the reach of a human lifetime, and of the need to make the effort none the less.
Once this exhibition concludes, the trees used to create the work will be returned to the forest where they can continue their cycle of decomposition and subsequent regeneration.
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