Donald Lawrence, "Anemones, Schooner Cove," 1999
underwater Polaroid pinhole photograph, 4" x 5"
Main Gallery | Centre for the Arts | W600
Reception: October 27, 4 – 6 pm Admission is free. All are welcome.
Artist: Donald Lawrence
Curated by Josephine Mills
This exhibition will be the first solo exhibition that artist Donald Lawrence has had in several years. It will feature the low-tech photographic and “pre-photographic” devices he has built to record and observe the environment of the BC coast and during a residency in Tasmania, including a folding Klepper kayak modified to become a camera obscura, along with his drawings for the devices’ designs as well as the resulting prints and videos produced with them. Lawrence uses his extensive knowledge of the history of photography and image-making technology, combined with his wilderness experience and understanding of ecology, to provide insight into current discussions about the environment as well as the revival of interest in non-digital art making.