Who knew ugly plastic lawn chairs could be beautiful…

Last night I attended the Vancouver Art Gallery’s [VAG] monthly installment of Fuse. The event featured a mix of live music and theatrical performances, alongside the gallery’s ongoing exhibitions, all for the cost of $10. Fuse takes place on the last Friday of every month.

The most enjoyable part of the evening for me was viewing the work of Brian Jungen [BJ]. He does some really incredible things with unusual materials, like creating a whole series of native masks from Air Jordan sneakers. Or as featured in the above photo, assembling white plastic lawn chairs into the resemblance of a whale skeleton. It’s a very awe-inspiring piece.

2 Comments so far

  1. Travis (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 12:55 am

    Oooh, you went and saw that exhibit? I loved it. The masks were great, and I liked the leather teepee made out of 12 skinned couches.

  2. deaf (unregistered) on March 12th, 2006 @ 2:36 am

    i was not impressed. but i’ll go take another look. first impression: this guy is famous because he’s part native.

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