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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
4 Jan 88until29 Jan 88

New Sculptural Works

Warren Murfitt, Daniel Congdon, Daniel Laskarin

555 Hamilton St

A closeup of a sculpture on a wall. The work is made of a long rectangular metal grid, with 3 diagonal lines across the middle squares. Inside, there is a black plastic sheet and a sideways triangle.

Daniel Congdon, Untitled (PROJECT), 1988. Photo courtesy of the artist.

On view at the Contemporary Art Gallery is an exhibition of new sculptural works by three Vancouver artists: Warren Murfitt, Daniel Congdon and Daniel Laskarin. Each of these artists have produced exquisitely crafted objects. Their works make reference to minimalist sculpture and sculptural practice, and employ construction, cinematic and architectural materials and ideas.

Warren Murfitt’s interest in the meaningfulness of both artist’s and construction materials will be the focus of his new work. Murfitt uses aluminum railing and copper in his sculpture Speak. The refined geometry of Daniel Congdon’s wall mounted piece retains the gestalt of Minimalist sculpture. Congdon furthers his ideas on the mechanics, both experiential and concrete, of cinema. Daniel Laskarin’s sculpture consists of suspended marble and granite slabs held by steel cables and mounted on rock. The sculptural elements physically and thematically evolve around the image of Gustave Courbet’s The Stone Breakers.