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Contemporary Art Gallery

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

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Maddie Leach

Lowering Simon Fraser


Commissioned by the New Westminster branch of the fraternal 'settler' society Native Sons of BC in the early years of the 20th century, the Simon Fraser Monument has an intriguing history of disassembly, reassembly and relocation.. Acknowledging this curious past, alongside the continued circulation of heroic and 'heightened' narratives of Fraser's expedition, Maddie Leach proposed a further material adjustment to the monument in 2018. Lowering Simon Fraser merges the history of the monument and Leach’s further lowering project in a wordless narrative, illustrated by Michael Kluckner


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