Interurban Gallery // 1 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Opening: March 9th 2013, 7pm – 12am // Artist walkthrough: March 10th, 2 – 4pm
Exhibition: March 13th – 30th | Wed – Sat, 12pm – 5pm
Vancouver artist Curtis Grahauer has a new show opening this week that uses installation, sculpture, video and sound to address the vandalism, violence, mob mentality, anonymity, frivolity and absurdity that characterized the 2011 Stanley Cup riots. The show, which is entitled Rolling Thunder, uses as a central focal point a scorched and smashed vehicle “stripped, flipped and suspended from the ceiling” with soundtracks and archival footage for emphasis (like you need emphasis for a vehicle hanging from the ceiling). Any attempt at making sense of or contextualizing the incredible ridiculousness of this riot (sprung from the outcome of a hockey game) would be a challenge, so this show will either fascinate, enfuriate, and enlighten. Hopefully all three.