Vancouver International Sculpture Project 2000
Buschlen Mowatt Fine
Special Projects, Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts, Vancouver June 15 - October 2000 -- The public waterfront areas surrounding Vancouver's popular English Bay will be transformed from July through October into an open-air pageant of sculpture. This often strange and wonderful work was created by artists who were invited by the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery to participate in the second outdoor Sculpture Project at this site. The impressive names read like an Olympics roster with artists like Canada's Sorel Etrog, the Americans Joel Shapiro and Robert Indiana, Lynn Chadwick from England and France's Niki de St. Phalle. This is an international-calibre exhibition that simultaneously is accessible to the public on creative and imaginative levels. The setting will showcase Sophie Ryder's 10' wire Minotaur; Boaz Vaadia's stone figures; a twinset of painted bronze hearts by Jim Dine; and Marcus Schaller's rolling stickman-in-a-wheel. Major works are punctuated by carved and stained cedar poles resembling totems, by bronzes and by semi-abstract forms with themes from the whimsical to ponderous and from figurative to beast-like.
© Mia Johnson