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Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 16 August 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

This installation by the art gallery is a few rolling hills covered with a plastic kind of grass. It's for people downtown to sit on and relax. I think it's kind of nifty.

We have friends in this week. The guy teaches art, so he and I went the the by-donation night at the art gallery. Long line to get in, but worth it. A good Surrealist exhibit (though nothing in particular grabbed me outside of my regular love of Dalí), a fantastic exhibit on the art of local artist Ken Lum which was actually inspiring to me (he did some work putting photography and language together, something I'm interested in), and my favourite exhibit, Walking and Falling, dealing with photography, movement, and memory. It featured contemporary artist Jim Campbell's pieces on how much resolution we need to make sense and different ways to show/test that as well as a terrific piece that made one think a lot about memory, a film by Chris Marker made of photographs that we unfortunately didn't have time for, and the famous Eadweard Muybridge, possibly better known as the guy who proved that horses can have all of their feet in the air at once when running (he first did high-speed repeating photography using a technique remarkably like the cool action scenes in The Matrix).

A great day for me for art.

Canon IXUS 960 IS 1/1250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 8 mm

Canon IXUS 960 IS
1/1250 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
8 mm

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