Vilhelm Sundin, "Moon" (still), 2014
Vilhelm Sundin, "Moon" (still), 2014, HD video, 5:26 loop.
The winner of the first-ever Lind Prize for Emerging Artists receives $5000 and will have his work exhibited in the forthcoming Polygon Gallery in 2017.
The runners up receive $1000 each.
Winner: Vilhelm Sundin (Simon Fraser University)
Sundin's video installations bring together the sublime and the everyday. In one a giant moon hovers over the city, familiar but strange. In another, the tiny figure of a man can be seen smoking quietly on an apartment rooftop as smoke blankets the city.
Runner up: Polina Lasenko (Emily Carr University)
Lasenko has photographed television news anchors from video stills, drawing attention to their status as modern storytellers and to the divide between fact, fiction and propaganda. A second series connect the narratives of the familiar and the familial through the actions of sea, wind, and time, in prints drawn from personal and family archives.
Runner up: Kerri Flannigan (University of Victoria)
Flannigan's stop-motion animation maps the exterior of a now defunct institution for the intellectually disabled, using changes wrought to the building's facade since the mid-nineteenth century as a vocabulary of exclusion to explore the ideological borders between healthy and sick, normal and deviant.
Polina Lasenko, from the "Storytellers series," 2015
Kerri Flannigan, "Catching Stones and Throwing Hammers: The Woodlands Demolition" (still), 2016
The Philip B Lind Prize has been established to support emerging artists working in photography, film and video. Each year, post-secondary visual arts instructors are invited to nominate a student enrolled in a BFA or MFA program. Shortlisted students have their work exhibited as part of the Philip B Lind Prize exhibition at Vancouver's Roundhouse Community Centre, and a winner is selected and announced the night of the exhibition opening celebration.
The prize is made possible with generous support from Rogers Communications. Rogers made a significant donation to Presentation House Gallery to honour Phil Lind’s 45 years of service and contribution to the company and the communications industry, and to celebrate his passion for the Vancouver art scene at the time of his retirement last year.
The 2016 Philip B Lind Prize jury includes Stephen Waddell (artist and Emily Carr University of Art and Design faculty member), Helga Pakasaar (Curator, Presentation House Gallery) and Reid Shier (Director/Curator, Presentation House Gallery).
The inaugural Philip B Lind Prize exhibition is co-produced with Capture Photography Festival. It will be presented April 1 to April 9 at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre as the premiere event of this year’s Capture Photography Festival.
Lind Prize Exhibition Dates: April 1 to 9, 2016
Exhibition Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Exhibition Hours: weekdays, 9am to 10pm; weekends, 9am to 5pm
Presentation House Gallery is one of Canada’s most honoured public galleries of photography and media art. The Gallery emphasizes contemporary Canadian work within a context of historical and international art, and has presented exhibitions on a wide range of themes over its 40-year history. In 2017, the organization will open in a spectacular new home on the waterfront, under the name Polygon Gallery.