Desirée Patterson: Paradigm Shift

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At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Vancouver Civic Theatres is proud to present a visual arts open house of our Summer exhibition by Desirée Patterson.

Desirée Patterson is a local photographic artist whose career began during a journey throughout forty countries across four continents. As she documented her extensive travels, she repeatedly observed exhausted environments and impoverished situations. These experiences impacted Patterson deeply, they served as a catalyst inspiring the themes and direction of her art practice.

Her artistic process consists of digital image capture and meticulous post manipulation of form, shape, and orientation, turning disparate layers of imagery into unified compositions. From creating industrial landscapes that seamlessly interweave with the human form (Éveil, 2015) and composing mountainous landscapes that embody the idea of melting (Point de Fusion, 2018), to merging endangered glaciers with climate temperature data (Anomaly, 2021) and generating macrocosmic planets that depict the precarious impact of humans on nature (Anthropocene, 2019), her art captivates and challenges viewers.

The exhibition also features work from graduates of the Vancouver Community College’s Jewellery Art and Design program.

The evening will include live music performed by Zach Saunders.

A free all ages event from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the lobbies of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with a no-host bar.

Date Aug 31
Start time 5:00pm
Doors Open 5:00pm

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