The Pacific Gallery within Fairmont Pacific Rim has released a brand new exhibit, Paying Attention – a group exhibition in partnership with Equinox Gallery featuring the works of Berenice Abbott, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Fred Herzog, Geoffrey James, Vivian Maier and George Tice.
From now until May 27, 2023 on the hotel’s second floor, the new exhibition showcases photographers whose work articulates fleeting, often overlooked moments in the evolution of their urban environments during periods of rapid growth and transition. Spanning several cities over the past 100 years, these photographers are united in the understanding that what is most familiar in modern life is often what is most impermanent, and its significance may only be felt once it has disappeared.
As wanderers through the city, the photographers in this exhibition use varying aesthetic strategies to present an alchemy of past, present, and future within a single image. From Berenice Abbott’s striking architectural images of New York City in the 1930s to Fred Herzog’s early colour scenes of a growing Vancouver on the precipice of modernity in the 1950s, the photographers in Paying Attention each explore the large and small ways our environments are shaped and reshaped over time.
The exhibition can be found within the Fairmont Pacific Rim by Equinox Gallery for the Capture Photography Festival 2023 as part of an ongoing collaboration. Joining the hotel’s celebrated art collection, this exhibition underscores a continued commitment to bringing art and artistry into all aspects of the property.