NEW WORK – “All My Favourite People are Animals” by Erica Stocking

The City of Vancouver Public Art Program is pleased to announce a new artwork by Erica Stocking for Vancouver’s newest library location, the nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch. All My Favourite People are Animals by Erica Stocking, 2017 Bronze and one-way mirror nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch (720-730 East Hastings) Commissioned by the City of Vancouver Public Art Program…

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…

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 – 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…

25in25: A Public Art Retrospective – The Drop by Inges Idee

We left Chinatown around two in the afternoon. We both decided the day before that we should spend some time away from East Georgia Street. On Hastings Street, we pointed out a lot of things—colourful Korean lettering on the window of a high rise (you translated: We are Vancouver Language School!), a chocolate-themed café (a…