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Event Category: Exhibitions
Home Made Home by Germaine Koh | September 15th – November 4, 2018 | Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 2018, 6–8 pm as part of the Art Gallery at EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 2018-19 Season Launch
Today in the Lower Mainland, even living “small” seems out of reach. Artist Germaine Koh proposes a do-it-yourself approach to the challenges of our current housing climate in her exhibition Home Made Home. The artist asks: “What other forms of housing can you imagine?” Building prototypes, functional structures and small dwellings, Koh draws attention to alternative means for modern living.
Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver, although she spends a great deal of time on Salt Spring Island, where much of her building takes place. Her approach to her art exemplifies what it means to have an artistic practice that allows for the kind of continual learning that happens through making. Her resulting artworks demonstrate her ongoing investigation of the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places.
Currently, Koh is serving as the first artist-in-residence at the City of Vancouver’s Engineering Department. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Koh was a recipient of the 2010 VIVA Award and a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award. Formerly Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, she is also an independent curator and partner in the independent record label weewerk.
The first iteration of Home Made Home (June 17–August 26, 2018) was curated by Nan Capogna and organized by the Richmond Art Gallery.
Germaine Koh, Home Made Home: Lululiving, 2018, Photo: Germaine Koh.