Artspeak

233 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

604 688 0051

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Artspeak is a non-profit artist run centre established in 1986. The mandate
of the gallery is to exhibit contemporary art and to encourage a dialogue between visual art and writing.

Saturday, May

6
“Milman Parry’s Waiting Room Rhapsody”
10 am
233 Carrall Street
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.