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View of Mungo Thompson's Negative Space installation at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station in Vancouver, BC

View of installation at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station in Vancouver, BC [Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Vancouver BC, Oct 1-Jan 12]

Mungo Thomson: Negative Space

Off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, Canada Line
Vancouver BC – Oct 1, 2013-Jan 12, 2014

Mungo Thomson, an artist based in Los Angeles, works with film, photography and sculpture to make art that reflects mass culture. Negative Space is an ongoing series of large photographs of deep space that Thomson has sourced from the Hubble Space Telescope archives and inverted with Photoshop.

Thomson began the Negative Space astronomy project in 2005 and describes his manipulated imagery as “visual whale song – atmospherics for the spiritually inclined.” The murals are displayed at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Station, in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery, the Capture Photography Festival and the Canada Line Public Art Program, “InTransitBC”.

Thomson was born in 1969 in Woodland, California, and now lives in Los Angeles and Berlin. He attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 1994, and received an MFA from the University of California in 2000. His work has been shown extensively in prominent American and European museums and galleries, including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the 12th Istanbul Biennial, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf in Germany (2009), and the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

Mia Johnson

 Sat, Nov 9, 2013