Reinventing Emily Carr University of Art + Design

The president of Vancouver’s oldest art school has grand plans to create a 21st-century university campus on False Creek Flats
by Charlie Smith on Apr 25, 2013

A large crowd has shown up to view a diverse and impressive array of paintings, objects, clothing, and artifacts, all created by first-year students. At times, it’s difficult to see certain pieces because of the number of people, including students’ parents and family members, jammed into the main floor of Emily Carr University’s North Building.

The annual Foundation Show is a microcosm of the renowned art school, which has outgrown its space on the edge of Granville Island. The exhibit and the school are bursting with young creative talent cramped into a small area.

Near the entrance of the gallery hovers a large bird created entirely from plastic forks. Jason King’s “Phoenix” provokes thoughts and feelings about the ecological consequences of living in a disposable society.

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