Over the course of a 12-week residency, Vancouver-based artist Zoe Kreye engaged directly with shopowners, organizers and residents in discussions around what it means to hold space in the neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant. Together, Kreye and each participant created sculptures in plaster: shapes that addressed the connection of their bodies to specific sites in their storefronts, studios and workspaces.
Central to their discussions was the question of loss: how does the body connect to place? And, further: how does the body absorb change? These works emerged as evocative portraits of the participants and the architectures they occupy.