Join us to celebrate the launch of a new publication by Vancouver artist Devon Knowles. Copies of the publication will be available for sale for $15. Snacks and summer refreshments served!
Devon Knowles has buried a large sculpture beneath the floorboards of the Western Front gallery, directly into the foundation of the 92 year old building. As part of the Properties exhibition (May 3 – June 16, 2013), she removed her large glass beam sculpture from the exhibition space and deposited it directly into the earth below for an undetermined period. Heard About A Place One Day is a limited edition artist book accompanying the project and features poetry by Jen Hutton and Laura Matwhichuk, an essay by curator Jesse Birch, photo documentation, earth prints of the sculpture, linocut prints and more.
Devon Knowles is a Canadian artist based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. She maintains a materially centred practice that assesses modes of production, the formation of material language and opticality. She received her MFA from the University of Victoria in 2008 and holds a BA from the University of Guelph (2001). Her work has been included in exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Publication support thanks to the British Columbia Arts Council.