Friday, May 15, 2009

Another chance to see Selwyn Pullan exhibition

Selwyn Pullan
Positioning the New

On View at Charles H. Scott Gallery from June 3 – July 19, 2009

Emily Carr University, Granville Island
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3R9
Monday to Friday 12pm to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Tel 604 844 3809

Positioning the New presents a comprehensive survey of the work of Canadian photographer Selwyn Pullan, who studied photography at the Los Angeles Art Center (now the Art Center College of Design), graduating in 1950. Architectural photography, then a relatively new profession, had emerged in parallel to modernism and advances in architecture in North America during the late 1930s, and Pullan found his niche in this genre. Pullan’s photographs promoted the new style to a populace eager to embrace a modern way of living. His images were frequently included in photo essays in major design and architecture periodicals nation-wide. This retrospective demonstrates the photographer’s intimate connection to the development of modernism on the West Coast of Canada and highlights the social, economic, and cultural forces that changed the face of Vancouver and the region during the post-war boom.

The West Vancouver Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Hughes Condon Marler: Architects and British Columbia Arts Council.
Image: Selwyn Pullan, Frederic Wood Theatre, 1963, Vancouver; Thompson, Berwick & Pratt Architects, Roy Jessiman partner-in-charge, Barry Downs project designer, 1963

Selwyn Pullan: Positioning the New is organized by the West Vancouver Museum.