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Surrey Seen: Four Exhibitions
on the Theme of Surrey

Surrey Art Gallery
Surrey BC thru Dec 18, 2005

Bill Rennie - detail from 6949 Harris Road
Bill Rennie, detail from 6949 Harris Road (2005), clay and paint [Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC, through Dec 18]

Surrey has come a long way in the past 30 years – from a landscape of farms to an urban city with major shopping malls, art galleries, recreation facilities, golf courses and an abundance of parks. Established in 1975, the Surrey Art Gallery (SAG) is now the third largest art museum in the province. SAG celebrates its 30th anniversary with a series of projects by artists and writers that focus on Surrey.

Surrey Scenes explores themes of industrial development, rural landscapes, social issues and youth culture through photographs, sculptures, paintings and prints. Artists in the exhibit include Matilda Aslizadeh, Richard Bond, Sylvia Grace Borda, Randy Bradley, Claude Breeze, Robert Genn, Evan Lee, Micah Lexier, Don Li-Leger, Scott Massey, Ann Nelson, Oldhands, Ben Reeves, Bill Rennie and Stella Weinert. In REMIXX.sur.RE, over 100 students contributed photos, videos, animations, 260 audio clips and text in five languages to express their own visions of Surrey and its people.

One River (running) is an interactive art installation by Alexsandra Dulic, Kenneth Newby, Martin Gotfrit and Dinka Pignon in collaboration with Milena Dreumeva, Layda Gongora, Alex Matisco, So-Young Park, Derek Robinson and Phil Thomson. The movements of visitors trigger stories narrated by Surrey citizens that are interwoven with a polyphony of sounds from Surrey’s urban and natural environments. “Surrey_cine” presents three commissioned video projects: “Doku’ment” by Veeno Dewan; “Daydream: an animation” by Maya Ersan; and “The Class from 5 to 9” by Nimi Lange. For more information contact the Surrey Arts Centre at 604-501-5566.


Mia Johnson

 Wed, Nov 2, 2005