Gareth Moore

Working in the tradition of the journeyman apprentice and the itinerant artist/storyteller, Vancouver artist Gareth Moore builds narratives around objects that he gathers on his travels. His fusion of performance, storytelling and sculptural practice has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at CCA Wattis, San Francisco (2008) and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008), as well as the group exhibition Nomads at the National Gallery, Ottawa (2009). He is also participating in Nothing to Declare at The Power Plant, making a work that entails creating objects that visitors have proposed via a suggestion box installed in the gallery. For this special event Moore presents a "sculptural story" that makes eccentric connections between artifacts, fictions and encounters.