Beautiful Frontier is a unique installation at On Main Gallery created for Vancouver’s second annual Drawn Festival http://drawnfestival.ca Beautiful Frontier is a site-specific project. Scrolls are suspended exploring drawing as a traditional form and as a collaboration. Beautiful Frontier can be viewed from inside or from the street windows. As the illumination and glow of natural and artificial light sources shift throughout the day and night so does the experience of seeing the work: surface, movement, light and space. Beautiful Frontier is both the title of the exhibition and the name for this new artists’ team. This work combines stories that respond to the traditional iconic imagery found in representations of life and personal histories growing up in rural BC in the 70′s and 80′s. This includes landscape, memory, and nostalgia of growing up in highway towns, Squamish and Westbank.
On Main Gallery is a project room curated by Paul Wong. Recent artist projects since 2008 include Brian Boulton, Brian Gotro, Attilla Richard Lukacs, Laiwan, Brian Howell, Michele Quan, Dana Claxton, and Angela Fama.