Thursday, October 19, 2017

Michael Drebert, Amy Gogarty and Demian Petryshyn: CARRIERS

26 October - 17 December 2017
Curated by Allison Hrabliuk
Reception for the artists and curator Thursday 26 October 2017, 6-9pm

These three artists spend their time responding to where they find themselves. Through daily walks around East Vancouver, Amy Gogarty interjects herself directly into the city landscape, painting en plein air to create an archive of her changing neighbourhood on clay pots. Demian Petryshyn goes inward, to his apartment, where he expands space through the minutia of natural aquarium cultivation. Michael Drebert finds himself at the beach, where the sea and the city meet, and has been writing about his daily encounters of the two.

This exhibition presents their recorded discoveries in clay, watercolour, and writing, humanizing our encounters with the built structures and detritus of the city.
Michael Drebert will read from his writings Cormorant, during the exhibition opening at 7:00 pm.

Image: Amy Gogarty, China Creek North, Looking North and East, 2017, cone mid-fire stoneware, glaze, underglaze, 11" x 8 3/4"