23 Jan

Three Cities at Grunt Gallery

I have visited this exhibition at Grunt Gallery twice since it opened a week and a half ago, because I love it so much. Three Cities: Prayer and Protest is an interactive paper cut installation made by the artist team at Mere Phantoms, which is Maya Ersan & Jaimie Robson. They created pared down miniature sets of Vancouver, Montreal, and Istanbul from white paper. Visitors to the gallery listen to soundscapes while using LED lights to project and play with shadows along the work and walls.

Three Cities: Prayer and Protest

Three Cities: Prayer and Protest

There are so many details to look at, and using the provided lights to project shadows on the walls helps visitors notice more of these.

Three Cities: Prayer and Protest

Three Cities: Prayer and Protest

The Monteal and Istanbul sets have beautiful churches, while the Vancouver set is filled with wild animals. They’ve captured important details about each city, like the Woodward’s W, and the tree that lives atop a building in English Bay.

Three Cities: Prayer and Protest

Three Cities: Prayer and Protest

The show continues on at Grunt Gallery until February 18th. Learn more about it here.

© Rachael Ashe