Exhibition – Scott Billings

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Exhibition – Scott Billings

December 11, 2020 - January 16, 2021

December 11 – January 16
Exhibition – Scott Billings
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Hoaxes, falsehoods and fictions are at play in Scott Billings’ new body of work, pseudo-here. The Vancouver-based artist draws from a seemingly fathomless pool of popular culture, mathematics, physics, and art to make meticulously constructed objects embedded with intriguing histories and questionable truths. A teeter-totter outfitted with the seats from a 1992 Lexus owned by Billings’ father, who once held the world record for longest continuous time on a teeter-totter, rises and falls subtly; an industrial robotic arm gripping a narwhal tusk performs programmed and choreographed motions; a video depicts Billings walking across the perilously busy Place des Pyramides in Paris, scarcely being missed by moving automobiles; and a 3D printed zoetrope employing the Fibonacci sequence animates under a strobe light. Billings asserts that the substance of a hoax lies not in the falsehood – but in us – the storytellers and perpetrators of the falsehood. A false artifact provides the prop for the (un) believable story. In the current climate of fake news and science naysayers is it such a leap to understand why people believed in unicorns and flying saucers?
Website: http://www.richmondartgallery.org/pseudo-here/

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Start:
December 11, 2020
End:
January 16
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Website:
http://www.richmondartgallery.org/pseudo-here/

Venue

Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8 Canada
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Phone:
604-247-8300
Website:
http://www.richmondartgallery.org

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