Now is Not the Time
"The presentation is comprised of a non-linear sampling of my recent art coupled with images of other artist’s works. In part a spoken travelogue of my thoughts, perceptions and practice, in relationship to images, objects and things from the world I have encountered. In addition, it is also my intention to drift current discourse around art practice today from its partitioning of the present, towards a broader notion of how we might reconsider the irregularity of time embedded within our perception of things."
About the Exhibition
Victoria-based artist Robert Youds' light installation, "For Everyone a Sunset," draws upon the architectural vernacular of downtown Vancouver. Youds references the urban surroundings by using their associated materials–aluminium framework, salvaged glass, LED lighting–to construct a sculptural query that creates a space for audiences to contemplate the urban experience.
"For Everyone a Sunset" exists between architecture and design, uniformity and variety, highlighting the intersection of built and natural environments. Shifting tonality as it moves through laminate coloured glass, the light in Youds' work captures our gaze and holds it suspended, suggesting a plenitude of possibilities amidst the regularity of the urban grid.
About Robert Youds
Robert Youds makes artworks that challenge the gap between aesthetic understanding and our perceptual experience of objects, images, and things. He achieves this by engaging us with the poetics of renewed communicative possibilities for the familiar and existing vernaculars within material forms. His production of art has always engaged with and crossed the conventional jurisdictional lines of painting, sculpture, architecture, and design. Youds sees the role of his art as a vehicle to disrupt the percipients incomplete partitioning of the everyday.
Offsite is organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Assistant Curator. Offsite is funded by the City of Vancouver through the Public Art Program. The Gallery recognizes Ian Gillespie, President, Westbank; Ben Yeung, President, Peterson Investment Group; and the residents of Shangri–La for their support of this space.