Mixing art and literature, this group will meet at the gallery for a tour of the current exhibition Observer Observed by Meghan Krauss and a conversation about the book The Pearl by John Steinbeck. We are pleased to partner with the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library for this new endeavor! Please inquire at the Library for hard copy and eBook availability. Tea and Coffee will be provided. Suggested $5 donation, free for VPAG members. For more information please contact our Education Coordinator Alexandra at 250-545-3173 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Exhibition:
Through carefully composed photomontages, Krauss explores how tourists interact with natural attractions. Posing for the perfect profile picture, selfie, or vacation photo, tourists are captures on location in Banff, AB and various locations throughout Iceland. Krauss’s images show the effect of landscape tourism amplified. Often considered ‘the wild’, rugged, and exotic, these locations are overrun by Krauss’s tourists. Her work is not only an exploration of photography in the age of post-production, but also an examination of modern attitudes towards treasured landscapes and our interaction with them.
About the Book:
Steinbeck’s story of the Pearl follows pearl-diver Kino and his experiences following the dramatic discovery of a large and perfect pearl – the pearl of the world. Based of a Mexican folk tale, Steinbeck’s telling of Kino’s journey is rife with themes of greed, family, and perseverance, and our relationship with the world around us. This novella was originally published in 1947.