Daily Flickr Pickr – Day 374

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Every day we share a single photo from our Flickr Pool shot by one of our faithful and talented readers (that’s you!).

I’ve seen a lot of photos of Ken Lum’s Monument for East Vancouver since it was installed about a year ago. I’ve also seen it in person dozens and dozens of times on the skytrain, heading east from VCC-Clark Station on my migration path from work. I like how popejon2 has captured the sign in his photo East Van – the result of an in-camera trick involving a zoom lens and a slower shutter speed. I think that it adds a different dynamic, and works well with the slight tilt.

Ken Lum will be the subject of a large solo exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery this February. Born and raised in Vancouver, Lum has several permanent public art pieces visible in the city – the ‘Monument for East Vancouver’, ‘A Tale of Two Children’ in the City Works Yard and ‘Four Boats Stranded: Red and Yellow, Black and White’, the four little boats on the roof of the Art Gallery that are placed on the four compass points of the building. Lum has very deep roots in the Vancouver art community as an artist, curator and professor and has had a long career exhibiting both locally and internationally – expect to see a wide range of work if you go.

The exhibition runs from February 12 to September 25, 2011. I’m pretty stoked for it.

Gary