JG Mair show invite
Robert Lynds Gallery presents:
JG MAIR: site[d]
Opening: March 8th, 2pm
Exhibition: March 8th - April 12th
Curated by Michael Bjornson
site[d] is a mixed media series by artist JG Mair that explores several locations in East Vancouver. Each site, unoccupied, is recorded via hand-painted vignettes, legal identifiers and organic samples.
These portraits provide a lingering glimpse of the transitory state of the city’s urban fabric, as each work suspends time and space to reveal a landscape trapped between decay and growth. The pieces are multi-layered, combining both living and artificial signifiers in an elegant and affective display. Inherent to the work are issues of land-development, reclamation, displacement and appropriation. The artist-as-archivist has fashioned a unique and revealing record of the traces generated by these temporary vacancies.
JG Mair has a background in painting and digital media production. His technically challenging work employs conceptually related elements to deliver multi-dimensional form and meaning. Mair lives and works in Vancouver, and has exhibited in Canada, the United States and Japan. He holds a BFA from the University of Victoria and a BEd (Art) from the University of British Columbia, and recently completed the Banff Artist in Residence Program at The Banff Centre.