The Fort Gallery is pleased to present Gol Nu Get Mote, an exhibition by Vancouver-based photographer Jeff Downer. It is the first of a series of four exhibitions that explore the social, cultural, and environmental significance of the Fraser River and the gallery’s location on its shores.
Downer’s project took him on a journey along the length of the Fraser from the Lower Mainland to Boston Bar to document the communities that line its shores. The cryptic exhibition title Gol Nu Get Mote refers to a dilapidated sign that graces the facade of the Gold Nugget Motel in Yale, BC. Signs of decay and the passage of time mar the familiar landmarks in Downer’s photographs. These images draw attention to the moments of strangeness and dissonance that arise at the intersection of colonization, industry, frontier mythologies and contemporary tourism.
Gol Nu Get Mote runs Jan 10-Feb 15 at the Fort Gallery. Opening & Artist Talk: Jan 10, 7pm. Workshop: Feb 9, 12:5pm. More info: fortgallery