Amelia Douglas Gallery presents “Landlocked? and Flotsam Fixation: Installations and Sculptures by Tiki Mulvihill.” The opening reception will be Saturday, August 11, 1-3pm, during the New West Cultural Crawl, and will feature a free collage-making workshop taught Tiki Mulvihill, a North Vancouver-based artist who has exhibited locally and around the world.
“Landlocked?” is the story of a man’s futile desire to escape his farm life for the sea. This installation pivots around a close-to-completion boat, cradled beneath a roof frame. The quarter-scale vessel, crafted from re-purposed materials, anchors to the gallery floor. Paralleling sculptural components, six collage-like drawings, fashioned from re-purposed imagery, reference daily life and one man’s obsession to forge an escape.
“Flotsam Fixation” features sculptural work that implements non-valuable hierarchy objects and repurposed components from all sorts of tools and items once owned by the artist’s parents and others. These elements, encased in driftwood and mixed with other unrelated objects, evoke inquisitiveness about users and usage and fuse past and present within the cross-cultural lens that defines Canada.
The Amelia Douglas Gallery is a non-profit organization run by members of the Arts Exhibition Committee at Douglas College. The mandate of the Art Exhibit Committee is to feature new and established BC artists and to enhance the educational offerings of the College.