April 9 to June 12
Surrey Art Gallery
Inspired by the “unsightly premises” by-laws that are spreading across many of Canada’s municipalities, the exhibition Sitely Premises reveals how the exterior spaces of the single family detached home have become important sites for art production and exhibition for artists on Canada’s West Coast. The exhibition includes Kara Uzelman’s archeological backyard dig, Reece Terris’s property-spanning foot bridge, N.E. Thing Co.’s yard-as-studio installations, Andrew Dadson’s monochrome property paintings, Julia Feyrer’s Poodle Dog Ornamental Bar, Al Neil and Carole Itter’s found object assemblages, and Heidi Nagtegaal’s Hammock Residencies, among others. The dozen artworks on display challenge notions of landscaping, neighbourliness, outdoor art, and domestic architecture.