Psychyomania, a custom installation of vibrant shapes and colours by internationally celebrated artist Rodney Graham, is inspired by a British zombie movie of the same name from 1970. The piece can be seen in the Art Room at Hawksworth in the renovated Hotel Georgia. From the restaurant…
At Hawksworth Restaurant original artworks bring authenticity and reflect the creativity and quality of the cuisine. Hawksworth’s friend and internationally celebrated artist Rodney Graham has created a signature installation that fills an entire wall of the northernmost Art Room; full of colour, its scale, presence and importance to Vancouver are honored in this room.
A Vancouver native, Rodney Graham is a prolific creator who has exhibited a wide range of art forms including video, photography, music, sculpture, drawing and installation. His work can be found in numerous major private and public collections in North America and in Europe including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He has received many honours, most recently the 2011 Audain Prize for lifetime achievement in visual arts, given annually in recognition of a contemporary B.C. artist.
At Hawksworth Restaurant ‘Anamorphic Psychomania Variation’ is the third work in a series inspired by Psychomania a British zombie movie from 1970. Several scenes in the film are set in the crazily modernist living room of one of the lead characters where two multi-panel wall reliefs provided the inspiration for Graham’s Psychomania Variation 1, Psychomania Variation 11 and Anamorphic Psychomania Variation (liquetex on linen).
Also featured at Hawksworth Restaurant Big Love with Diamond Dust is a bold and dramatic print by the British enfant terrible of the art world, Damien Hirst, signed by the artist and one of 50, together with Brian Boulton’s meticulous depiction of Chef Hawksworth in his signature photo-realist drawing style, intriguing to the eye while stimulating the mind.
We hear Graham may have been paid with dinners for life, so good deal all round.