Greg Girard – Richmond/Kowloon, Richmond Art Gallery

At the Richmond Art Gallery until June 28th, 2015. “Greg Girard captures dramatic transformations with Richmond/Kowloon” by Robin Laurence via the Straight.com

“It is dusk and the stucco façade of a small, postwar bungalow is fading into the shadows. Behind and above it looms a huge, brightly lit building topped with a glowing, disk-shaped roof. From this vantage point—the bungalow’s tidy front yard—the structure resembles an alien spacecraft, making a landing in suburban Richmond.

But although it evokes Stephen Spielberg’s sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the futuristic form is actually the Bing Thom–designed Aberdeen Centre. And the image is not a movie still, but one of a series of highly detailed colour photographs that Greg Girard shot in Richmond over the past two years.” Read the full review.

More of Greg Girard’s work can be seen at Monte Clarke Gallery.