Cori Creed & Tracey Tarling at Ferry Building Gallery
CORI CREED AND TRACEY TARLING PARTICIPATE IN THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FOCUSED EXHIBITION, 'REVERSING THE TIDE' RUNNING SEPTEMBER 20 TO OCTOBER 16 AT THE FERRY BUILDING GALLERY
The ongoing threat to our precious oceans and waterways is the subject of the latest group exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery. Bringing together environmentally charged works by Cori Creed, Tracey Tarling, Esther Rausenberg and Richard Tetrault, 'Reversing the Tide' endeavors to illuminate the destruction effacing Canadian waters.
'Waste Land,' a triptych by Creed, brings attention to conscious and unconscious destruction of the environment by humans.
"The act of deliberate destruction upon an item of perceived value (like a painting) seems repugnant, while the thoughtless, daily choices that collectively erode the health of our oceans are individually viewed as acceptable. On a literal level, “Waste Land” describes the conversion of our coast to a wasteland. The cliche of torched earth, the “growths” of charred driftwood adhered to the canvas. This small sacrifice made in the hopes that the viewer will find the effect jarring enough to question their relationship to the personal possessions that they invest considerable effort into keeping pristine as opposed to the natural assets that deserve more care and attention than they receive."
IMAGE DETAILS (LEFT TO RIGHT): Detail of charred wood used in Cori Creed's 'Waste Land'; Detail of tar used in Tracey Tarling's 'Reversing the Tide'
'Reversing the Tide,' a large scale mixed media and tar on board work by Tarling, seeks to question the responsibility that we have to water and it's necessity to life.
"All life moves through the perpetual cycle of water to air, land to sea and then back again. We pull it from the depths of the earth and walk great distances to draw it to us. All people create rituals and celebration around it. We continue to fight wars over it. Water is the thread that binds and sustains us all. Can we learn to become better stewards of this precious resource?
Look out for new works by both artists featured in our upcoming November exhibition, 'Through Forest, Sea and Sky' opening November 5 at Bau-Xi Vancouver.
IMAGE DETAILS: Tracey Tarling, 'Reversing the Tide,' 72 X 96 inches, mixed media/tar on wood
'Reversing the Tide' runs September 20 to October 16 at The Ferry Building Gallery