Don’t be fooled by its bubblegum pink and cheery disposition. Watershed finds, as its starting point, nostalgia, memory, and above all, loss.
The exhibition includes cross-stitched portraits of all of the children from her 1975 kindergarten class that she cannot recall. The subjects were all chosen from her 1975 yearbook.
There is also a series of portraits painted using intentionally low-lightfast paint that are designed to fade over time.
Several paintings, based on discarded family photographs, are imbued with stories collected by Pawliw over the last 20+ years. The shared moments are extremely private and meaningful for the sharer. However, due to the lack of context, they become universal. Placed with the paintings and sculptures, they create new narratives that replace the ones lost to time.
The opening reception will be on Saturday, July 2, from noon – 4 pm. The artist will be in attendance.
THIS Gallery is located at:
227-475 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7
Open from 10 - 5 Thursday to Saturday.
Buzz 227 for entry.