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Carol Sawyer

Carol works primarily with photography and video, but has also created multi-media installations and performance works. Since the early 1990¿s her work has been concerned with the connections between truth, fiction, performance, memory, and history. Her recent colour photographs track the subtle traces left by people on urban wildernesses, empty houses, workplaces, and objects.

She has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows across Canada and in the U.S., and been the recipient of numerous Canada Council and BC Arts Council grants. She has completed three photo-based projects for the City of Vancouver Public Art Program, the most recent of which is a large multi-panel photographic work permanently installed at the National City Works Yard.

Carol lives and works in Vancouver, B.C., where she serves on the board of directors of Presentation House Gallery and the Canadian Photographic Portfolio Society. Her work is represented by the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle Washington. Sawyer is also a singer, and frequently performs improvised music with her ensemble ion Zoo.

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Images of work in the Canadian Art Database [49]
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Cambie Street Bridge [2002] - video
Mylar Card [2002] - video
Pillar [2002] - video

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