Exhibition ~ ERASER STREET
April 9 – May 16, 2015
Opening April 9, 2015, 7 - 10 PM
116 - 350 East 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6
The exhibition includes a short movie by Frank Robideau, Eraser Street Tour, featuring Henri Robideau on a raconteur's rip through six houses demolished during his first two years in Vancouver.
A book, ERASER STREET: Hubris, Humility and Humanity in the Making of a City, has been published with reproductions and complete text of all work in the show.
Fund Raiser for the grunt Archive
An Evening in the Archive
With Henri Robideau
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Speaker: Marian Penner Bancroft
“An Evening in the Archive with Henri Robideau,” is a tribute to Henri’s work as a photographer over the past 45 years with special emphasis on his focus on history and the archive. This grunt fundraising tribute and dinner will coincide with and celebrate Henri’s exhibition, ERASER STREET. Marian Penner Bancroft will speak about Henri’s artistic contribution to Vancouver.
Round-table Panel & Community Discussion
On Housing & Photography
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Organized by Simon Fraser University professor Clint Burnham and featuring: Audrey Siegl, Wendy Pedersen, Lorna Brown, Eugene McCann, Jeff Derksen, and Henri Robideau.
This exhibition mixes Robideau’s newest and oldest photographs of moments, milestones and monuments in Vancouver, tracing the character of the city and its residents during the last 40 years of non-stop growth. The work reflects upon the quality of life in Vancouver, the value of heritage, the economic engine of development, homelessness and the voice of the people. Robideau’s holographic satirical text charts history while critiquing the forces of government and commerce that have had a hand in shaping our urban environment.
Handmade black and white gelatin silver photographs are juxtaposed with computer mediated digital inkjet prints, reinforcing the flux of change experienced in these images. Robideau’s narrative embraces a lament for what has been lost, a celebration for what has survived, and an admonition for the future of a city still in its infancy.
grunt gallery gratefully acknowledges support from the Hamber Foundation towards this exhibition and catalogue.
A special thanks to the British Columbia Arts Council for project funding in making this exhibition possible.
The artist would like to thank the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 15 for their generous support in the production of the Solidarity 1983 series.
Community thanks to Simon Fraser University for the Round-table funding and Clint Burnham for organizing the event.
Laurence, Robin. Artist tackles displacement. Georgia Straight, Visual Arts. April 16 - 23, 2015. Page 32.
Thanks to the Capture Festival for including this exhibition in their 2015 programing and catalogue.
Thanks to Preview Magazine for inclusion in their Vignettes selection of exhibitions, April/May 2015 issue.
Thanks to the Canadian Art Foundation's Gallery Hop Vancouver and their sponsor RBC for inclusion in their VAN/HOP programing and catalogue.
Thanks for media coverage to Cindy Wang of Cantonese TV station Fairchild TV on her Arts & Culture show.
Thanks to Daniel Chai of VancityBuzz for the on-line coverage of Eraser Street, December 17, 2015.
©2017 Henri Robideau