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Coastal City: The Public Art Program premiers the final four artworks in the series this week

VANCOUVER, BC – A new film by Emilie Crewe contrasts natural and manmade elements of Vancouver and the team of Castle Grünenfelder Ingram present images of local indigenous fruit trees in transit shelters. Ben Bogart’s computerized abstraction surrounds the light structure at Queen Elizabeth Plaza, and an image from Laiwan’s film Barnacle City will show…

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25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Solo by Natalie McHaffie

Natalie McHaffie’s Solo, located in Devonian Harbour Park (Denman and Georgia streets), is an abstract sculpture of stainless steel and carved cedar planks or ‘wings’ that fan out in a spiral. McHaffie says the artwork means to show movement, but not flight. Installed in 1986, Solo was one of ten pieces in the City Shapes…

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25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Cooper’s Muse by Alan Storey

Alan Storey’s the Coopers Mews pays tribute to the industrial history of the north side of False Creek. In particular, it references the Sweeney Cooperage that operated between the 1890’s and 1981, when it closed to make way for the new Cambie Bridge, B.C. Place Stadium and the Expo ’86 grounds. The cooperage was capable…

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – Light Shed by Liz Magor - Photo by Liz Magor

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – LightShed by Liz Magor

Even up close the illusion is very convincing. The semblance of weathered wood, the life preserver hung by the window, the molluscs clinging to the posts – these are the first of a number of sensory tricks played by Liz Magor’s public artwork LightShed. The scale, for example, is very disorienting. The structure is situated…