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Hannah Rickards: One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-coloured object on the ground

Artist Talk: Hannah Rickards
Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 pm at the Polygon Gallery

Join Hannah Rickards for an artist talk on her new installation that features a 40-minute video depicting two performers interacting with photographic materials on a large soundstage. The evening offers an opportunity to hear Rickards discuss her processes, cultural references and interest in the earth sciences, followed by a discussion with curator Helga Pakasaar.

The title of Rickards’ installation aptly describes the difficulty of navigating white-out conditions in a snowy landscape with no visible horizon lines. The exhibition includes a screen print that maps the movements made by the camera rig and a display case of geological artefacts and documents referencing natural phenomena and weather. Working with the languages of film, drawing and performance, Rickards explores the non-linear fluidity between site, gesture and staging. Her choreographed exhibition teases out the mysteries of the unseen.

Hannah Rickards is an interdisciplinary artist from London, UK, now based in Vancouver. Rickards has held solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, the Fogo Island Gallery, Artspeak, The Whitechapel Gallery and The Showroom Gallery, London. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; ICA, London and Witte de With, Rotterdam, and in the Hayward Gallery’s touring exhibition, Listening. She received the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2008, the Phillip Leverhulme Prize in Visual and Performing Arts in 2015, and in 2018 she was awarded the Nigel Greenwood Art Prize.

Image: Hannah Rickards, still from One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-colored object on the ground, 2017, video installation

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Listing Information
The Polygon Gallery presents Hannah Rickards: One can make out the surface only by placing any dark-coloured object on the ground
Exhibition Dates: November 2, 2018 – January 13, 2019
Venue: The Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver BC, V7M 3J4

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About The Polygon Gallery
Known as Presentation House Gallery for four decades, The Polygon Gallery is considered one of Canada's most internationally acclaimed public art galleries. With a mandate to exhibit and disseminate photography and media art, the Gallery emphasizes contemporary Canadian artists within a context of historical and international art.

Nearly 30 years in the making, The Polygon Gallery's new purpose-built home, which opened its doors on November 18, 2017, is a landmark building situated on North Vancouver's waterfront designed by British Columbia's internationally lauded architectural firm, Patkau Architects, for the presentation of the preeminent art form of our age.

Admission always by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group.

The Polygon Gallery
101 Carrie Cates Court
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 3J4, Canada
+1 604 986 1351





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