Canfor Gallery – April 23rd to July 4th, 2021
Ruth Cuthand, Annie Dunning, Genevieve Robertson & Kelsey Stephenson
Through sculpture, sonic art, video, drawing and printmaking, An Exercise in Listening explores themes such as place, change, ignorance, and deep engagement. This exhibition aims to provoke reflection on climate change and human environmental impact upon our fresh water resources. Freshwater health, access, security, and biodiversity are all impacted by climate change – a global crisis that has been known for over thirty years. Yet, in spite of a multitude of warnings form scientists, politicians, artists, and everyday people, humanity largely remains on a capitalist trajectory defined by growth and resource extraction. In response to our current predicament, this exhibition asks how each of us can do a better job of listening to the planet and to each other.
Featured Artwork: Genevieve Robertson, Alluvial Fan, 2019, silt collected from the Kinbasket, Rosevelt, McNarry and Wanapum reservoirs along the Columbia River on paper. Installation view, Spill (3 September-1 December 2019), at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.