Vic Penner," Wired, 2001"
Vic Penner," Wired, 2001" - UV Laminated Digital C-Print
The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art presents photographer Victor John Penner’s exhibition Not Safe to Occupy from January 15 to February 29, 2014 in the Mezzanine Gallery space. Join us for an opening reception and artist talk on January 15th, 7 --‐ 9pm.
In 2001 a law enforcement agency approached Penner to document illegal marijuana growing operations located in Vancouver, BC. The photographs on display in the Gallery – the results of this assignment – reveal patterns in a hidden world without glamour or manipulation and encourage the public to engage in political discussion.
Penner states of the work: “through a narrative constructed from typologies of singular and multiple imagery in combination with pacing and graphic device, a visual guide to the grow--‐op vernacular is revealed to the observant. Subterfuge plays a role in the day--‐to--‐day machinations of these operations, that trick being to “hide in plain sight.” My “trick” is to unveil that plainly to the viewer via lo--‐fi analogue.”
The opening reception and Artist Talk will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 7--‐9pm at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art located at 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Call to register: 604--‐998--‐8563 Gallery