T & T: False Creek
Pendulum Gallery, hsbc Building Atrium
885 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Curated by Patrik Andersson
February 5 – March 3, 2010
Curator’s Talk: Friday, February 19, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
False Creek was commissioned by the Pendulum Gallery to coincide with the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and is a participating exhibition in Other Sight’s three part series When the Hosts Come Home. Installed in HSBC’s main office building in downtown Vancouver, False Creek comprises three sculptural assemblages, a panoramic print and a children’s colouring centre. Designed by Canadian artists T&T (Tyler Brett and Tony Romano), the exhibition temporarily transforms the corporate environment of a bank and public atrium into an optimistic post-apocalyptic environment.
The work of T&T reflects on ideas of sustainability, green architecture and technological progress. Their artworks frequently include elements of natural systems such as solar power and organic filters in conjunction with recycled and reconfigured technology. Over the course of their diverse artistic practice, they have developed a survivalist-informed aesthetic, creating whimsical, yet critically considered artworks that provide astute commentary on our historical moment.
Other Sights for Artists Projects, with the generous support of:
Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council