March 9—April 15, 2017
Marian Penner Bancroft
radial systems is a series of colour photographs and videos depicting organic objects found on or near the ground and in the water, both cultivated and not. The use of a macro lens makes possible both a change in scale and a scrutiny of forms not so readily accessible to the naked eye. Each item photographed is in a state of material flux, apparent in some more than others. The video work attempts an apprehension of activity almost too slow for perception, focussing on ordinary movements; logs drifting, birds flying, garbage burning, and tugboats plying the Fraser River.
Marian Penner Bancroft is a Vancouver-based artist active since the 1970s. Featured in numerous exhibitions across Canada and abroad, her work is held in major public collections including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada and the High Commission of Canada in London, UK. She is a Professor Emerita at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.