YORK is a collaboratively-created body of work that considers notions of privacy, permanence, and intimacy. I have the pleasure of working with Edmonton-based photographer and painter Marian Switzer on this project. Our exploration of the York Hotel’s rooms and the objects in the space draws on our shared concern with the use of objects and images to examine the various competing ‘truths’ of place and identity.

This project has its own virtual home: You can find images and writing for this project here.

This work was first exhibited at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture in Edmonton AB July 25 – August 31 2013.

YORK was also presented at Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna BC March 11 – April 23, 2016.

YORK:Moments was a residency project with Quarters Arts Society, which saw the images taken back into the Boyle Street community where the YORK once stood, as a way to spawn discussion and collective memory about the hotel’s place in the city. This project resulted in the the creation of CARRIED, a public art sculptural installation, which was made with the assistance of community members.

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We are grateful to the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council for their generous support in the creation of this work.

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