March 01 – August 29, 2022
“Creep” is defined as slow movement and the permanent change or deformation of a solid material from prolonged stress. Vancouver-based artist Fei Disbrow (she/her) states that her photographic collage series Creep, is a response to “an ache, a yearning, a shift” caused by the pandemic. Drawn to the living textures of the landscape, Disbrow plays with the scale of images from her past travels to Nunavut and Ucluelet, focusing on the isolated details of vibrant orange lichen and sedimentary rock. In Creep, Disbrow alters these photographic souvenirs to reflect awe and reverence for the land, as well as the feeling of uncertainty as we face the reality of the climate crisis and the ongoing pandemic.
Disbrow works across sculpture, photography, works on paper and textiles. Guided by her interest in material manipulation, Disbrow explores the in between spaces and the familiar gone astray. She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Canada. Disbrow is currently the guest artist at the Material Matters Research Lab, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver. She is represented by Gallery Jones, Vancouver, and Friesen + Lantz Gallery, Ketchum, ID.