The Libby Leshgold Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of Diyan Achjadi’s new video work Hush, as part of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program for Emily Carr University ‘s Urban Screen. The screening will commence on March 1st, 2021.
The small-scale, ink and watercolour drawings of Hush were made between August 2020 and January 2021. In these fraught times, where most interactions and gatherings are mediated by technology and take place in virtual rooms — with all their attendant glitches, lags, and disembodied communications, and the fatigue that ensues from navigating these multi-modal environments — the tactility, simplicity, and materiality of working with brush on paper became an antidote, a way of seeking a semblance of balance and presence. As time seems to move in a strange pace — painfully long in its duration while also feeling so fleeting — so do these animated drawings, compressing hours of the slow labour of placing water and pigment on paper, to mere flickers and seconds of viewing.
March 1 - July 31, 2021
Urban Screen, Wilson Arts Plaza, Emily Carr University
The urban screen, located on the north-east wall of the Wilson Arts Plaza, is an initiative of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program in conjunction with the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. To date, the program has included the work of Barry Doupé, Dana Claxton, Marina Roy, and Cole Pauls. The screen operates daily from 8am-9pm.