Goodweather

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Goodweather is a Vancouver-based architecture and design practice specializing in work with cultural institutions, curators, and artists.
Selective collaborations with other practioners and professionals have produced a diverse body of work bridging the disciplines of art, architecture, graphics and photography.

Projects have been featured at the Vancouver Art Gallery, The Banff Centre for the Arts, The Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal),  The Museum of Vancouver, Artspeak,  221A Artist Run Centre, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and in publications such as Cabinet Magazine, (New York), *Wallpaper, Canadian Architect (Toronto), Pidgin Magazine (Princeton Architectural Press), and Front Magazine (Western Front Gallery).

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Guidelines : Carmen Papalia and Heather Kai Smith | Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts


Guidelines : Carmen Papalia and Heather Kai Smith | Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts

Since 2015, Vancouver based-artist Carmen Papalia's practice has been grounded in the conceptual framework he terms Open Access. Through a set of five tenets Papalia draws on his experience as a non-visual learner, a term he chooses to identify with over the medicalizing terminology of “blind” or “visually impaired”.

Emphasizing what he understands as an institution's social accessibility, the framework of Open Access advocates for an understanding of "accessibility as social practice" – a temporary experience that requires a relational approach to mutual care.

For this exhibition, Papalia is collaborating with Heather Kai Smith on an animation and series of works on paper which visually interpret the concept. Primarily working in drawing, Smith's work often engages ideas of mutual support through careful renderings of archival protest documentation. Materially emphasizing the labour, as well as ephemeral nature, inherent in a relational approach to accessibility, the commissioned works will mark the Vancouver-based artists' first collaboration. The exhibition design for Guidelines is by Goodweather Studio.

Text courtesy Walter Phillips Gallery
Exhibition
2019