Over the past couple of weeks, the Olympic Village Skytrain Station, did not feature any murals. Usually there is an art project affixed to the glass windows that lead into the Station.
Why were the windows without artwork, I wondered? I explored other Skytrain stations and found murals continued to showcase amazing artists.
And then, the day came…
It was early morning when I boarded the Skytrain to meet up with my mother, Frances, and sister, Sarah, in North Vancouver. The Station windows, devoid of art, mirrored the passersby and traffic from the busy street. Upon my return a few hours later, a single mural covered the windows, with a powerful message that seemed to come from the depths of earth.
I invite you to share my first glimpse of Kim Dorland’s Last Light.
Last Light, 2019 by Kim Dorland
The original acrylic on canvas triptych entitled Last Light by Kim Dorland is featured in the Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of BC art. The painting depicts a view from Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver to Light House Park in West Vancouver.
A central yellow human skull-like form with an oblong body that hovers between the mountains appears to cry out for the forest and echoes a similar figure in Edvard Munch’s famous late nineteenth-century painting The Scream. In the case of Dorland’s work, such an expression of human anxiety is related to the ongoing climate crisis. (From the signage)
AUDAIN ART MUSEUM
AUDAIN ART MUSEUM COLLECTION PURCHASED WITH FUNDS FROM THE AUDAIN FOUNDATION
CURATED BY KIM SPENCER-NAIRN
Canada Line Public Art Project 2021-2022
InTransit BC Olympic Village Station