Alex Waber | Plant Life April 8 - May 14, 2016
Gam Gallery is pleased to present a studio exhibition of photography by Alex Waber in conjunction with Capture Photography Festival.
Alex Waber’s Plant Life series focuses on the boundaries of the two-dimensional medium of photography. The images invite the viewer to experience the physical surface of the object as separate from the image just beyond, thereby shifting the narrative properties of the captured photograph. Narratives created around flowers are equally as rich as they are varied. Nearly every plant has a symbolic meaning, a scientific function, and an aesthetic quality.
Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Alex Waber grew up with a photographer for a dad. The still camera came into his hands at a young age, though cinema grabbed most of his attention. He studied cinematography at Capilano College, Vancouver, and worked in the industry for a few years before making the switch to still photography.
Waber has a strong commercial practice shooting portraiture and fashion for clients like the Georgia Straight, SAD Mag, Montecristo, and various local designers and businesses. Waber’s art practice is the escape from the commercial world’s quest for the “perfect” image. He tries to explore the medium from inception to presentation and the various implications it holds along the way. He has exhibited work in small galleries throughout the Lower Mainland including at the Gam Gallery, Vancouver; Untitled Art Space, Vancouver; and Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver.
In 2011, Waber opened the Remington Studio in Vancouver and slowly expanded it to include a gallery in 2014. He is also teacher at Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella on Granville Island.
Exhibition dates: April 8 - May 14, 2016
Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday, 1-5 pm