Did you know? There’s been a string of robberies at Emily Carr University. The culprits: Chad & Larry, a duo of expert thieves living high off the spoils of their crime spree, hiding out in Larry’s mom’s basement in Surrey.
To assist the police in their ongoing search, Emily Carr MAA students Vanessa + Kristina have assembled a detailed and undoubtedly true-to-life reconstruction of Chad & Larry’s subterranean hideaway, accurate to the smallest detail. The opening reception is this Wednesday, January 26th. I, for one, will definitely be attending–and I urge concerned members of the public to attend as well.
Chad & Larry is an exhibit of new work from the collaborative duo of MAA students Vanessa + Kristina (Vanessa Arnold and Kristina Fiedrich).
At the core of the exhibition is a published work: an open edition book. The narrative deals with issues of identity, community, safety, ownership and media coercion. The books, supported by interactive portraiture and an immersive environment, contain detailed anthropological aspects of these two characters, and allow for multiple entry points into the dialogue. This narrative is loosely based on recent events at the Granville Island campus of Emily Carr.
As a humorous personalization, the artists have created fictional, detailed, and considered identities for suspected thieves featured on posters around Emily Carr. Rather than making light of recent thefts and the serious allegation thereof, this collaborative duo has created a humanized, fictional portrait of the lives of two men, Chad & Larry, known around campus only in surveillance photo form.
Please join us on January 26th, at 6pm for the opening of this exciting new exhibition by an up-and-coming collaborative duo!
January 26 –- February 6, 2011
Opening Reception | Wednesday, January 26, 6pm
Emily Carr University | Concourse Gallery
I hope to see you there!