Saturday April 18, 2020
2 to 3:00 pm_________________________________________________1265 Howe Street
FREE reservations required as space is limited
Waterlogue - A conversation with Artist, Valerie Durant & Elaine Leung, PhD, Marine Biologist.
Poetic imagery intersects with science in a dialogue and presentation, moderated by artist, Gerri York, at Durant’s Howe Street studio.
Valerie Durant is a Canadian artist, exploring the impact of human actions on the natural world and the immediate threat of climate change on human and species existence.
Lens based images draw connection between forest fires, deforestation and ocean plastics, increasing global Co2 emissions, resulting in ocean acidification, adversely affecting our oceans and sea life.
Imagery and sculptural concepts of objects, organic and inorganic, washed up along the shoreline, shot above and below the surface, consider the fluid and seemingly invisible connections between the land and sea.
Elaine Leung, PhD, is a marine biologist, Founder & Executive Director of Sea Smart, an NGO which engages and empowers youth to respect our oceans by connecting them to the environment. https://seasmartschool.com/about-sea-smart
Durant is exhibiting during Luminescence V, at Deer Lake Art Gallery, Burnaby.
Her installation, Proliferation: A Dark Matter, consists of watery, illuminating images & sculptures, a starting point for her next interdisciplinary project, Portraits from the Anthropocene Luminescence V opens March 21, 2020 takes place in April. Check the following website for more details and exact dates and times of the exhibition. https://www.burnabyartscouncil.org/luminescencev/
Join the dialogue.