Even though these photos are from my past, I think the experience of rediscovering them and curating this show will enrich my overall artist statement, as it will be a physical and symbolic closing of a gap in the body of my work.
On the evening of March 30TH, Vancouver photographer Jackie Dives will be exhibiting her previously unreleased photography collection Slow Like a Bruise, Quick Like Hunger.
Based on 25 rolls of film that had been undeveloped until recently, this intimate show explores her experience of living with anxiety and depression.
This exhibit will feature film photographs covering over a decade of Dives’ life, ranging from a trip to Japan in grade 9, teenage selfies, and illicit road trips.
By sharing a part of her life that has at times felt entirely insurmountable Dives hopes to facilitate and engage in honest conversation about mental illness.
Jackie Dives’ work has appeared in VICE, The Toronto Star, SAD Magazine, Megaphone Magazine, The Tyee, and The Establishment Magazine and more.
Exhibition date and time: March 30, 2017, 6:00-10:00 PM
Exhibition location: 434 Columbia Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2R8