Hastings + Carrall - installation view
Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Acrylic on plywood, 2016
Hastings + Carrall highlights a pronounced form in the gallery floor, drawing attention to the connection between the historic Templeton building and the commercial and social history of the area. The current iteration of the space as a community art gallery is emphasized through a 4'x8' modular monochrome gradated surface that physically leads from the streetscape to the gallery wall. The plywood covered recess runs parallel to the old BC Electric Railway tracks and right-of-way that date from the early 1900's and which can still be seen today running through Pioneer Place. It also speaks to the transitional nature of the built environment, as neighbourhoods continually change and evolve.