David Pirrie @ Diehl Gallery 8.14.14 - 9.03.14

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Davi d Pi r r i e’ si nt er es ti n mount ai nsdat esbackt o hi schi l dhood,when he and hi s br ot herwoul ds cr ambl ear ound t hei rbackyar d ofBr i t i s hCol umbi a’ scoas t alr ange on Vancouver ’ s Nor t h Shor e.Pi r r i e’ sr ever ence f ort hes es nowcapped peaks ext endsi t s el fi nt oadevot i onalpur s ui twher ebyhenotonl ypai nt st hes emount ai ns butcl i mbsmos toft hem aswel l .Recents kimount ai neer i ng expedi t i onsi nt ot he Gr and T et onsgavePi r r i eani nt i mat es ens ef ort hemount ai nr angeand i t schar act er i s t i cs ,f or gi ng a r el at i ons hi p bet weent hei mageshecr eat esand hi sexper i ence. I nr emovi ngt hei ndi vi dualmount ai nf r om t hes ur r oundi ngr angePi r r i edecont ext ual i z eshi ss ubj ect ,maki ng i ts ymbol i cr at hert han r epr es ent at i onal .He t r eat shi s mount ai nsl i ke cel ebr i t i es ,f as hi oni ng l ar gert han l i f e,unat t ai nabl e,beaut i f uland mys t er i ouspor t r ayal s .Davi dr ecor dst hei rr ugged f eat ur esi n det ai l ,ast heyi ndi vi dual l yas s ume t hei rown uni que per s onal i t i es .Hi sus e ofbr i ghtmonochr omat i c col or sand dotover l aydr awsaes t het i c and concept ualcompar i s onst o Pop Ar t , i mpl i cat i ng t hes e col os s als t one f i gur esi nt he pop cul t ur el exi con.I nt hi sl i ghtt he wor kbecomesanexer ci s ei nr ef r ami ng how weper cei vet hemount ai ns ;exami ni ng t he f unct i on ofr epr es ent at i on and how pr es er vi ng s omet hi ng i ni mager ycan makei ti coni c. Davi d’ smappi ngoft heT et onsi sal s oa f or m ofper s onali nqui r y.T hedot smayr epr es entcoor di nat e pl ot t i ng,met aphor i cal l ypoi nt i ng t ot he i mper manence oft hei r manmade s t r uct ur est hatat t emptt o pr es cr i be l ocat i on att he i nt er s ect i on of human and geol ogi calt i me.Davi d al s o pai nt sevi dence ofer os i on,hopi ng t o r emi nd usoft he t empor alnat ur e oft he mount ai nswhi ch,s eemi ngl yanchor ed i n t i me,f or ceust o acknowl edgeourt r ans i entexi s t enceont hi sear t h. -T hi baul tRober tBennet


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DAVI D PI RRI E

EDUCAT I ON 1993 B. F . A. ,Concor di a Uni ver s i t y,Mont r eal . 1988 Di pl oma ofSt udi o Ar t s ,Capi l ano Col l ege,Vancouver . AWARDS 1993 T heCanada Counci l :Expl or at i onsGr ant . 1994 B. C.Cul t ur alSer vi ces :Pr oj ectGr ant . DOCUMENT ARYFI LM “LANDSCAPEAND T I ME” 2010 At went ymi nut edocument ar ywher edi r ect orGr eg Hewi t tf ol l owed t hear t i s tf orone yeardocument i ng hi spr oces s .Rel eas ed byHandcutFi l ms . SELECT ED SOLO EXHI BI T I ONS 2014 “Mappi ng t heT et on’ s ”.Di ehlGal l er y,Jacks onWyomi ng. 2014 “T heMount ai nSur veyPr oj ect ”.I anT anGal l er y,VancouverBC. 2008 “Codi f i ed T opogr aphi es ”.Dougl asUdel lGal l er y,VancouverBC. 2006 “Wes t er nDr i f t ”.Si monFr as erUni ver s i t y,VancouverBC. 2006 “Ri s kAnal ys i s ”.Dougl asUdel lGal l er y,VancouverBC. 2004 “Subduct i onZone”.Ver geGal l er y,VancouverBC. 2004 “T heLonel i es tHi ghway”.At el i er31Gal l er y,Seat t l eWas hi ngt on. SELECT ED GROUPSHOWS 2014 2014 2013 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006

“New wor ks ”.I anT anGal l er y,VancouverBC. “Vant ageAr tPr oj ect s ”.BackGal l er yPr oj ectSpace,VancouverBC. “AnI nt r oduct i on”.I anT anGal l er y,VancouverBC. “Madei nt heWes t ”.20des i gner sand ar t i s t s ,Ar t hous eCal gar yAl ber t a. “Sear chReSear ch,cont empor ar yl ands capes ”,Sur r eyAr tGal l er y,Sur r eyBC. “Wor k’ ni t ”.T heDr awer s ,T or ont o Ont ar i o. T or ont oI nt er nat i onalAr tFai r ,T or ont o Ont ar i o. “Fal lShow”.Dougl asUdel lGal l er y,VancouverBC. “Fal lShow”.Dougl asUdel lGal l er y,VancouverBC. “2007Dr awi ng Expo”.Gaf fGal l er y,VancouverBC. “Spr i ng Show”.Dougl asUdel lGal l er y,VancouverBC. “I ndi ePi cks ”.T heDr awer s ,T or ont o Ont ar i o. “Fal lShow”.Dougl asUdel lGal l er y,VancouverBC. “Roadr unner ”.Kel owna Ar tGal l er y,Kel owna BC.Cur at ed byLi nda Sawchwyn.


GROUPSHOWSCONT I NUED 2006 “20t hAnni ver s ar yExhi bi t i on”.Dougl asUdel lGal l er y,VancouverBC. 2005 “Ar t eFi er a”( Bol ogna Ar tFai r ) .GASGal l er y,T ur i nI t al y. 2004 “Bi t es ”.At el i er31Gal l er y,Seat t l eWas hi ngt on. 2004 “T r a Es to Oves t ”.GASGal l er y,T ur i nI t al y. 2004 “Cons umabl es ”.Bumper s ootBi ennal e,Seat t l eWas hi ngt on.Cur at ed byMat hew Kangas . 2004 “Smal lSupr i s es ”.Ver geGal l er y,VancouverBC. 2003 T hi r d AvenueGal l er y,VancouverBC. CAT ALOGUESAND PUBLI CAT I ONS “Sear chRes ear ch,cont empor ar yl ands capes .Publ i s hed byt he Sur r eyAr tGal l er y,2008. “Davi d Pi r r i e,Ri s kAnal ys i s ”.Publ i s hed byRi chFog,T or ont o,2006. “Davi d Pi r r i e,I ndependentCur at or ’ sSel ect i on”.Publ i s hed by Ri chFog,T or ont o,2008. “Roadr unner ”.Publ i s hed byt heKel owna Ar tGal l er y,2006. “2004Ar tAuct i on”.VancouverAr tgal l er y,2004. “T r a Es to Oves t ,Ri t r at t idigal l er i ei nt er naz i onal i2La Gal l er i a At el i er31Seat t l e”.Publ i s hed byGASGal l er y,T ur i nI t al y,2004. “Subduct i onZone”.Publ i s hed byVer geGal l er y,Vancouver ,2004. PRI NTMEDI A Gr i f f i t h,Kevi n:“Lands capear tget scompl i cat ed”.T heVancouverSun May31s t2008. Sel k,Jen:“Pi r r i eFi r e”.I onMagaz i ne.Wi nt eredi t i on2007. Gus t af s on,Paul a:“Davi d Pi r r i e”.Ar t i chokeMagaz i neoft hear t s ,2005. Rubi f f i ni ,Emanuel a:Gi ovaniAr t i s t iI t al i ani ”.T or i no I t al y2004. Br ays haw,Chr i s t opher .T heGeor gi a St ai ghtVancouver .2004. Engel s on,Andr ew:SW Pi ck”.T heSeat t l eWeekl y,2004. Ni chol l s ,Ji m:“Memor y”.Ar cade,T heJour nalf orAr chi t ect ur eand Des i gni n t heNor t hwes t ,Seat t l e.1997. COLLECT I ONS T heFourSeas onsRes or t ,Whi s t l erBC. T hePanPaci f i cRes or t ,Whi s t l erBC. Si monFr as erUni ver s i t y,Bur nabyBC.


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