Republic Gallery

MARIAN PENNER BANCROFT
HYDROLOGIC (drawing up the clouds)
November 8 to December 21


This gallery installation features silent video projections, colour photographs, and sound recordings. Using the camera’s frame as a flattening imperative, the video projections are moving pictures of the repeated and random motion of water, grasses and trees from two sides of the planet, movement caused by wind and tides and illuminated by the light of the sun and the moon. The still images are of trees in various states of growth and decay, and the sounds are of weather.

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. In 2012, the Vancouver Art Gallery mounted a stunning retrospective of Marian’s work, and she was the recipient of the prestigious Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. Marian recently retired from her position as Associate Professor in Visual Arts (Photography) at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, after 32 years with the institution.


Image:
Oak Rooted in Saline Reedbed,
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, U.K.
(2012/13)
digital C-print, 40 x 40 inches.