Join us Thursday October 18 for an art opening in the FIT.
Monument to The Dry Exchange utilizes the form of a shipping container
and a simple but completely altering intervention.
The shipping container is a vessel that is specifically designed to be
filled with valuable goods that are then shipped from one port to
another around the world. It is therefore a symbol of commerce and
international trade aiding directly in the production of great wealth.
Usually the container is regarded as a humble labourer but in a rich
and luxurious new skin this container is dressed for the party that it
Jonathan Syme graduated with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and
Design in 2003. He lives in Vancouver, BC. where he makes work
primarily focused on a painting practice combining sensitive balances
between controlled repetitive elements and expressive gestural
painterly comments, creating often-disorienting compositions of
intertwining elements and plastic spaces. Recently applying this
optically rich methodology to new sculptural and installation based
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