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Monday, July 21, 2014

everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

This is a piece of art from a show we recently saw at the Vancouver Art Gallery by Douglas Coupland. He is a prolific artist and author whose work is fascinating in it's playful irreverence. This one titled, 'Gumhead' and was located on grounds of the gallery. It is a 7 ft. sculpture of the artist's head which he has invited the public to participate in by plastering it in, yes gum. This is a recent installation but when we arrived it was already quite covered in the stuff. He work often references everyday material in this way, inviting the viewer to rethink what is art using everyday materials in new ways. It is a really interesting show and I recommend it. - Fern


JoJo said...

Obviously he took his inspiration from Seattle's famous Gum Wall near Pike Place Market. I can't believe I didn't see it when I was up there (Seattle that is).

Stephanie said...

Sorry I missed it when I was there in Vancouver recently.

William Kendall said...

Well now that is completely different.