Artist Talk with Sean Alward
Saturday December 8, at 2pm.
Join us for Sean Alward’s artist talk and come see the 2nd installment of his solo exhibition, A Vertical City Goes Both Ways on until December 22.
Access Gallery proudly presents A Vertical City Goes Both Ways, a two-part solo exhibition by Vancouver artist Sean Alward. Exploring the layers of material culture embedded beneath our feet, Alward creates new assemblage and collage work aesthetically responding to the fertile ground present-day Vancouver is built on. Like a pseudo-archaeologist, Alward builds forms based on fragments, influenced by pre-historic middens, garbage dumps, and geological formations. Founded in his life-long interest in archeology and partly a response to current development and land issues in the city, his works evoke the physical remains of human history hidden just below Vancouver’s parking lots, condo developments, and city streets. Alward is interested in how these images reconfigure space, how time is enacted within these spaces, and how history is formulated as a present experience: now.
Sean Alward completed his BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and MFA at the University of British Columbia. He has exhibited in Canada, internationally, and lives in Vancouver, B.C.
Access Gallery gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the City of Vancouver, our members and volunteers.