Marian Penner Bancroft: HUMAN NATURE (Alberta, Friesland, Suffolk)
Marian Penner Bancroft (Associate Professor) has a new solo exhibition HUMAN NATURE (Alberta, Friesland, Suffolk).
Lands and waterways used for the fur trade, oil retrieval, hydro electricity, agriculture, religion and war are the subjects of "Human Nature (Alberta, Friesland, Suffolk)", a series of colour photographs made at sites of historically intense human interaction with the landscape. These photographs were made along the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta where the Canadian fur trade took place in the early nineteenth century; along dykes constructed hundreds of years ago in the highly altered lands and waterways of Friesland in northern Holland; and at Bulcamp Drift in the Suffolk countryside of England, where craters were formed by the dropping of excess bombs during the Second World War.
Marian Penner Bancroft’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in a number of collections including those of the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa. Her most recent exhibition took place at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris. Marian is an Associate Professor in Visual Arts (Photography) at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver.
The exhibition takes place at REPUBLIC GALLERY
March 14 to April 12, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15 from 2pm-5pm