John Wood and Paul Harrison
Some words, some more words
Wrapping around the gallery building, the new commission Some words, some more words (2016) by British artist duo John Wood and Paul Harrison, continues their ongoing investigation into the world that surrounds us, the objects we encounter and use daily, and our fundamental engagement with the physical universe in all its sometime or seemingly futile existence. Characteristically playful, phrases are deliberately juxtaposed and positioned against each other to create a fragmentary narrative, drawing our attention to the familiar made strange by altering perceptions of the surrounding architecture and revealing the what and how of how we read language.
John Wood and Paul Harrison live and work in Bristol, UK. Notable solo exhibitions include Von Bartha, Basel; NTT InterCommunication Center, Tokyo; Carroll/Fletcher, London (2015); Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Columbia (2014); Frist Centre, Nashville, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2011-12); Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland; University of California, Santa Barbara (2010); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2009); PICA, Perth (2008); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2007); Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK (2005); Tate Britain, London; MoMA, New York; MIT, Boston (2004) and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2002).
Hello! My name is Lauren Emmett, I am Marketing and Communications intern at the CAG. I first joined the CAG in September 2015 as a volunteer, and I am very excited for the opportunity to learn more about the behind-the-scenes operations of the gallery.
I’m currently in my last semester at SFU’S SCA, and I will be graduating with a major in Visual Culture and Performance studies.
My love of art began as a child, as I was constantly surrounded by it. My Dad is an artist, and though I pretended to have no interest in the art world, I secretly flipped through his books when he wasn’t looking. At the time, I couldn’t understand the writings paired with the photographs. However, the works of those whose names I would come to know and love enraptured me. Through my father, I was exposed to exhibits, lectures, and stories about local, international and historic artists working in a plethora of mediums.
Though I feigned boredom for many years, I could no longer ignore my love of visual art when taking a break from the University of Victoria, where I was a Creative Writing major for three years. I realized that the path I was on was not the one I wanted to follow, and found my calling with my acceptance into SFU’s SCA. Since then, my appreciation of the art world has only expanded, and I’m thrilled to be able to grow through this internship.MORE