Curated by Lance Blomgren
Friday September 7th to Saturday October 7th.
Opening Reception: Friday September 7th
For his first solo exhibition in over a decade, Pechet presents a series of two and three-dimensional ephemera and objects that trace the mundane moments and turbulence of thinking and repose that accompany the artist’s typical work week. An exploration of the space between directed thinking and its opposite—boredom, confusion and spacing out—Finding Suduko is an elegiac examination of the flotsam which surrounds contemporary living, a site where innocuous items, like a Kleenex box, becomes a generator for things far beyond itself.
The tangential and quixotic elements that comprise this installation are, singularly, fragile or benign, almost nothing. Collectively, however, they produce a larger more powerful set of interrelated ideas as they incidentally bump into each other on the gallery walls and floor. Misnomers and misquotes lurk inside this exhibition, some of them in words and some of them in objects. As the show suggests, in order to find sudoku one must re-examine both the material and subliminal properties of our surroundings in order to liberate them from the restrictions of their common usage.
BILL PECHET holds degrees in geography and visual arts from the University of Victoria, and a graduate degree in Architecture from the University of British Columbia. In 1995 he founded Pechet and Robb Studios with Stephanie Robb, a multi-disciplinary design firm that has covered projects ranging from residential, retail and public architecture, to cemetery, furniture and theatre set design Pechet and Robb Studios recently represented Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture.