The Great Hall: gallery, performance space, parking lot. Yes, parking lot! For about two months this spring, annie ross’ amazing Forest One – a full-size, 1956 Nash Metropolitan automobile that the artist has wrapped, twined, and plaited with cedar-bark and other reclaimed materials –will be displayed here, in all its woven glory. Using bark salvaged from clear-cut urban forests, Ross, a weaver and Assistant Professor in First Nations Studies at Simon Fraser University, completely transformed the car inside and out. Forest One speaks of colonization, urban sprawl, trash, and remediating the urban landscape through acts of salvage.
Forest One by annie ross
March 20 - May 27, 2012