Exhibition: Endless Summer at The Gordon Smith Gallery North Vancouver, BC Dates: April 15 to June 17, 2023 Artists: Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey, curated by Jenn Jackson Project Description: Since 2012, Kozak and Durey have worked together on durational projects that enact care for one another and gratitude toward the places and spaces in which the artworks are realized and exhibited. The resulting artworks and programs contemplate lineage, ancestry, queerness, sustainability, and healing within a context of reimagining place-based relations that serve the social and cultural landscape of their shared communities. Endless Summer conveys a dedicated period of trust and exchange between artists, and engages with a longstanding collaborative practice of collecting discarded materials to be reassembled in unexpected ways
Images: Installation and detail views of Endless Summer at The Gordon Smith Gallery Image credits: Photo documentation by Blaine Campbell Documentation of June 3 performance featuring Lucien Durey, Bess Durey, Leah Abramson, Jenson Kerr and Mark Wolf Video credits: Video documentation by Cyrus Boelman, Austin Taylor, Stephen Quissy and Andrea Wong Costume credits: Taffeta robes by Maggie Halford
Lucien Durey acknowledges the support of the BC Arts Council for this project.