Photography reveals how places shape us at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

In Another Place, And Here opens Jan. 24 and features local photographer Troy Moth among other international photographers

The Moss Merchant, by Troy Moth, part of a photography exhibition, In Another Place, And Here, opening on Jan. 24 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

How much of one’s identity is shaped by where one lives? This is the question that inspired two curators at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to create the beautiful and thought-provoking photography exhibition, In Another Place, And Here, opening on Jan. 24.

AGGV curators Michelle Jacques and Toby Lawrence are bringing together the work of eight local, national and international artists to examine the relationships between self and place.

“The complex histories and activities that uphold the strong connections to land and sea present in the lives and collective consciousness of Vancouver Islanders resonate within the global conversation, and are foundational to the selection of photographs in this exhibition,” Lawrence said.

The exhibition is inspired by the novel In Another Place, Not Here, written in 1986 by Canadian author Dionne Brand.

Each chosen artist’s photography offers a unique way of looking at the human relationship to the environment to create a focused conversation that encourages the viewer to think about Vancouver Island’s coastal location and the complexities that underlie relationships to the surrounding beauty.

“Whether using an approach that is elusive, fantastical, mundane or analytical, the artists in this exhibition make photographs that describe the land and the self in ways that ask us to understand that the places we live are defined by a multitude of narratives and histories,” said AGGV chief curator, Michelle Jacques. “They encourage us to see our surroundings from fresh perspectives, and to imagine completely new worlds.”

In Another Place, And Here, and runs until May 31. Artists include Sooke-based photographer Troy Moth (Canada), Nadia Huggins (St. Vincent & the Grenadines), O’Neil Lawrence (Jamaica), Mike Andrew McLean (Canada), Meryl McMaster (Canada), , Dawit L. Petros (Eritrea/Canada/US), Krista Belle Stewart (Canada) and Li Xinmo (China).

The exhibition runs until May 31. For more information visit aggv.ca or call 250-384-4171.

 

Just Posted

Let Downchild chase those blues away

Donnie Walsh and company celebrate the band’s 50th year with an Oct. 18 concert in Victoria

HOROSCOPES: It’s all about you, Libra and Scorpio

Monday astrologer Georgia Nicols serves up her best bets for the coming month

Burton Cummings’ Up Close and Alone tour offers more intimate rock ‘n roll setting

Canadian rocker playing two sold-out shows at Mary Winspear Centre in October

Catch the Motown sound on stage in Oak Bay

Dave Dunnet Community Theatre hosting Motown Magic on Oct. 3

Scottish flavours abound at the McPherson during Skerryvore’s return

Acclaimed Celtic rock fusion band here Oct. 6; whisky tasting, acoustic pre-show added

Set your alarm! Night Shift Halloween tix on sale Friday morning

Royal BC Museum’s adult-only costume event expected to sell out quickly

Canadian author Graeme Gibson, partner of Margaret Atwood, dies at age 85

Gibson remembered for putting his words into action for both cultural and environmental causes

Trailer released for Jason Momoa TV series filmed on Vancouver Island

‘See’ will debut on Apple’s new streaming service on Nov.1

Victoria bookstore looking to earn a place in the record books

Russell Books still collecting Guiness World Records books from public for massive tower

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dies at 70

The rock star recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Indian, Spanish influences seen in Nritya, coming Sept. 26 to Glenlyon Norfolk School theatre

$9.8 million announced for B.C. arts groups by province

BC Arts Council to distribute 394 grants across more than 50 communities

Most Read