HEADS UP: “The Wearing Want” Opening Up At Chinatown’s “Good Luck” Pop-Up Gallery
by Rommy Ghaly | The Wearing Want, a new sculptural exhibition from UBC Critical & Creative Studies grads Jorden Blue and David James Doody, opens this weekend at Chinatown’s Good Luck Gallery.
Although each artist offers a uniquely individual approach to the discourse of visual arts, they share a common focus on the materialism of cultural codification. Their combined individual practices have been heavily influenced by world travel and the cross pollination of mass media, ritual and fetishistic cultures. Their practice moves freely between new media, sculpture, and painting. “As a collaborative team for the past eleven years, we believe that communication has been the foundation of our artistic relationship. A common thread that can be traced throughout our work is that of collage. By sampling freely from a multitude of different sources, we are able to access unlimited individual histories, societal contexts and cultural symbols. For us, collage is more than just cut and paste, it is an immediate sense of being; it is our way of participating in the re-contextualization of our unfolding culture.” Through their open processes of art-making they allow happenstance to regurgitate cultural intuition in an act of artistic survival.
The opening reception is tomorrow (Friday) night at 6pm. See you at 243 Union Street (between The Parker and Harvest).
Rommy Ghaly was born and raised in New York. He’s spent the past sixteen years moving around from city to city and country to country, trying (and failing miserably) to find himself. You may see him out in the streets with his cameras taking photos of people he doesn’t know. The results of those adventures can be found at vancouverish.com.