Canfor Gallery – January 18th to April 1st, 2018
Shirley Babcock, Emilie Crewe, Samantha Dickie, Lori Goldberg, Betty Kovacic, mary mottishaw, Susan Neilson, Perry Rath, Michael Rees, Rachel Rozanski
Like a wall, fences keep people, animals, or things apart from each other, control access, or prevent escape. A fence can be an invisible boundary built from assumptions, preconceptions, cultural differences, and bias – or a friendly boundary born of respect. In the face of a resurgent global nationalism, fences and walls have particular connotations. We’re inviting BC artists to consider the power ‘fences’ have over our behaviour and the different types of physical or metaphoric fences that exist politically, socially and personally. Artwork by artists working in a range of media will be selected from across the province.
Featured artwork: Lori Goldberg. Reconstructing Nature III, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 36″