Scenes Unseen

Jul 8 — Aug 12, 2006



Scenes Unseen was a solo exhibition of Ruth Beer’s new work in sculpture, photography, and a multi-projection video. Her work presented an inquiry into the representation of objects and places, and reflected on the relationships between art, society and its objects, and how, in turn, these representations embody economic and social codes of meaning. Through the use of familiar work environments and generic institutional furniture, her installation reconsidered everyday activities and places in relation to objects of daily consumption.

Beer’s video projections are set in workplace environments and pay careful attention to the visual and spatial qualities of these interiors. Making use of performances that highlight the relationships between spaces, objects, and the body, the video vignettes comment on the unconventional spaces in which one can hide out, fit in, while simultaneously being present and invisible.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.