Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, ‘The Artist’s Eye’ series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of influence to present work in Gallery 2. In the next instalment, Liz Magor has invited a former pupil at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, artist Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw.
In his practice, Adam Shiu-Yang Shaw addresses psychogeography, memory, and the built environment. Working between objects, rooms and images, Shaw uses everyday construction materials, hobbyist techniques and discarded consumer goods to model and collage fragments of his surroundings. The pre-existing forms which he aggregates are traced, disassembled and tailored into hybrid configurations and timelines.