“Milman Parry’s Waiting Room Rhapsody”
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
604 688 0051
BY: JULIAN HOU
April 1–May 20, 2017
Gallery is open: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5pm
Waiting rooms encourage you to be still, quiet, patient and contemplative. The stillness is not for your privacy. Other bodies may or may not be present. The furnishings and décor remain non-descript, maybe a little kitsch, certainly inconsequential. They’ve absorbed the energies of all the bodies that have passed through, witnessing, acknowledging a spectrum of states of waiting. Your company includes magazines from several years ago, a water cooler without cups, averting eye contact and a mutual confirmation not to inquire as to the purpose of the other person’s presence.