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New West arts council explores its history in new exhibition

Static Transitions is on at the Gallery at Queen's Park from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31
Queens Park Gallery
The Arts Council of New Westminster's gallery features Static Transitions, running Dec. 1 to Jan. 31.

The Gallery at Queen’s Park is inviting visitors to explore works from its permanent collection in an exhibition that runs over the holiday season.

Static Transitions is on at the Arts Council of New Westminster’s gallery from Dec. 1, 2021 until Jan. 31, 2022.

The exhibition was brought together by guest curators Sena Cleave and Aakansha Ghosh, who spent three months exploring the arts council archives and permanent collection.

Prints, photographs, documents and letters pulled from that process will be displayed at the gallery to trace a journey from its beginnings in 1967 to its current home in Centennial Lodge.

“The exhibition presents the multiple iterations of the (arts council) and its relationships to the communities it serves— some of which occur in unexpected ways. The paths traced in Static Transitions, then, meander, conflict and complicate the linear history of a longstanding organization,” a press release says.

Cleave is currently pursuing a bachelor of fine arts at Simon Fraser University, while Gosh is working towards a master’s of fine arts at SFU.

The gallery is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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