March 29 2018

2018 Capture Photography Festival April 3-30

From April 3 to 30, Torrie Groening’s intriguing photographic collage work; Alley View Bouquet, A Delivery for Mrs. Deighton will be displayed in the alley at 321 Water Street.

The images in this installation are adapted from Groening’s still life montage entitled Destiny Bouquet, in which a collection of deco-era vessels are photographed and layered to evoke limitless collecting–the vases are host to a constructed bouquet of drawn and etched flowers and objects.

For Alley View Bouquet, A Delivery for Mrs. Deighton, Groening took her inspiration from the women of Gastown’s history. Mrs. Deighton was Qwa-halia (Madeline) Deighton, a Squamish woman who married the infamous John “Gassy Jack” Deighton.