He buries film in the ground to create art. Check it out at Plaskett Gallery

A new exhibition at Plaskett Gallery uses photographic film to explore the concept of memory.

Beneath the Surface, by Jerry Stochansky, is on at the gallery at Massey Theatre until Friday, Aug. 30.

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The exhibition features a series of photographs that are part of the artist’s ongoing practice of burying film in the ground and allowing it to decay, symbolizing the impermanence of everything around us.

“It shows the transformation of the former image into something new that stands on its own with remnants of the original image,” says a write-up about the exhibition. “The result of this ritual can be seen as a way of trying to save a memory while the decay relates to the inevitable letting go. In letting go there is a new beauty that is created.”

The Plaskett Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m., during shows at the Massey Theatre and by appointment. For more, see www.masseytheatre.com or call 604-517-5900.

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