“They make me think of carapaces shed by imaginary–and rather large–creatures.”
Kevin Griffin has reviewed John Patkau’s sculptures for the Vancouver Sun. In the article he shares his interview with John Patkau on his intriguing creation process, which pushes steel past the point of failure into its “plastic” range that causes its shape to be permanently altered.
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As John Patkau said, art galleries are part of the public life of a city. In a recent article in the Vancouver Sun, Kevin Griffin discusses the design of the new Polygon Gallery located at the foot of Lonsdale in North Vancouver with John Patkau. The gallery opened to the public on Saturday, November 18th, 2017.
The article reveals that a driving factor in the design of the building is the “transparency” of the ground floor, an inviting attribute nearly unheard of in the gallery world due to the damaging effects of sunlight to art.
Click here to read the article “Patkau Architects design of new Polygon Gallery invites the public in to see art”.
John Patkau’s Winnipeg Skating Shelters are currently on display in the courtyard at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (July 15- November 12, 2017). The free exhibition, Plywood: Material of the Modern World, investigates the history of plywood techniques and applications.
The Winnipeg Skating Shelters existed for one season on the iced-over Assiniboine river, Winnipeg, and have been reproduced with great care for the new V&A exhibition.