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to have & to hold – the physical book: more than a quaint tradition
Fri, 14 Oct 2016, 6:00 PM – Thu, 17 Nov 2016, 6:00 PM PDT
An Exhibition by Penny Parry
Within the next few generations, how many physical experiences will be traded in for virtual ones? More to the point, what might we as humans lose – how might we change in our basic nature, in such a headlong rush to embrace the virtual? This mixed media installation will challenge this thought by offering aspects of the ‘physical book experience’ that sharpen and feed our senses.
Penny Parry likes to play with ideas. Her work is based in photography and narrative. For many years, she has struggled with how to present her work and in doing so, has become more and more interested in the form and function of the book as a physical object. In undertaking this exploration, the question of the impact of losing this particular experience evolved.
Using Alice in Wonderland as inspiration, Parry uses photography, found objects and the creation of a 5 ft story book to invite the viewer to explore the value and joy of the physical book. Come turn some very large pages!
October 14th, 7pm-9pm
Craft Council Gallery
1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Artist Talk: (space is limited please RSVP to attend)
October 14th, 6pm-7pm
Tyee Room, False Creek Community Center, Granville Island
(two buildings east of the Craft Council Gallery)
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