05 / 30 / 2019
Client event at Equinox Gallery – City life: Photography and architecture
As part of my Client Experience Program, I host unique events to showcase the best of Vancouver. My most recent event was in partnership with Equinox Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery.
Andy Sylvester, the gallery owner, presented their Primary Colour photography exhibit and Trevor Boddy, the leading architecture critic and curator in Vancouver, spoke about innovative Vancouver architecture. To cap off the evening, people took home a box of delicious chocolates from East Van Roasters and received a first edition book of Herzog’s photos.
Further details, videos, and photos from the event are found below.
Andy Sylvester – Primary Colour exhibit
Primary Colour is a view of early colour street photography from 1950 to 1979 with works by Fred Herzog, Vivian Maier, Gordon Parks, Helen Levitt, Harry Callahan, Ernst Haas, Saul Leiter, Joel Meyerowitz, and William Eggleston.
Each of the photographers included in the exhibition have adopted and adapted the ethos of the flâneur as a wandering observer of the events of urban life. Compelled by the challenge to use colour film in their desire to observe and capture in the very same moment, the candid and striking nature of these photographs blurs the boundary between artistic expression and documentary record.
Trevor Boddy – Streets in the Air: Vancouver’s New Residential Architecture
Trevor Boddy is a critic and curator of contemporary architecture/urbanism, a travel writer, and a Vancouver-based consulting urban designer. His most recent books are: CITY-BUILDER: The Architecture of James K M Cheng (Images, Melbourne); Glacier Skywalk; and Stantec: Airports (both Figure 1 Press, Vancouver).
His book The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal, was awarded the Alberta Book of the Year Award, and his writing on buildings and cities has garnered Canadian and international awards, including, the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada Advocacy Award, the Jack Webster Journalism Award, and UIA/CICA’s Pierre Vago Prize for best architectural criticism worldwide, with texts published in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.
As a curator, Boddy created the 2014 “Rethink: Behind San Diego’s Skyline” (for Bosa), and the “Vancouverism: Architecture Builds the City” exhibition for the 2008 London Festival of Architecture, re-mounted 2009 in Paris, then in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. He has held academic positions at UBC, Oregon, Manitoba, Carleton and Toronto, and lectures globally on contemporary design.
The evening in pictures
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