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Open Spaces: Vancouver International Sculpture Project: Third Biennale

Various outdoor locations
Vancouver BC Thru Apr, 2004

Dennis Oppenheim – Crystalline Rock
Dennis Oppenheim, Crystalline Rock (2003), steel, fiberglass [Location: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, North Plaza, Vancouver, BC, thru Apr 2004],

This is the third year that Barrie Mowatt of Buschlen Mowatt Gallery has brought monumental sculptures by internationally recognized artists to Vancouver and installed them at various outdoor locations around the city.

What started out as a 4 to 6 month event along a half kilometer corridor has expanded to 12 to 18 months of rotating installations involving three levels of government. The sculptures are installed along English Bay, on Granville Island, along bike paths and walkways throughout Coal Harbour and Harbour Green, as well as on downtown plazas at The Bayshore, Bentall 5, the Library and Robson Street.

Works by Canadian artists Tom Dean, John McEwen and Catherine Widgery are installed alongside those by British and American sculptors Lynn Chadwick, Antony Gormley, Michel Goulet, Sophie Ryder, Boaz Vaadia and Dennis Oppenheim.

This year the works are generally larger and more conceptual and the sculptures by Michel Goulet, Dennis Oppenheim and John McEwen were actually created for specific sites.

A colour catalogue documenting the project is available from the Parks Board office, the Roundhouse Community Centre or Buschlen Mowatt Gallery.

Mia Johnson

 Thu, Apr 8, 2004