Christos Dikeakos: Nature Morte

As a first-generation member of the Vancouver photoconceptualist scene with Ian Wallace and Jeff Wall, Christos Dikeakos is as much an historian as a photographer. For Dikeakos, the process of looking at a subject overlaps with looking back. Reflecting a preoccupation with vanishing rural farming and orchard landscapes and the shifting economic terrain of the British Columbia's famed Okanagan Valley, this publication features photographic images, prints and large projections as well as various objects and documents drawn from the region. The result is a multi-layered reading of place through art. The phrase Nature Morte, the French-language pictorial equivalent of Still Life, here literally evokes the death of nature. Christos Dikeakos has exhibited across the country most recently in Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965–1980. With an introduction by Jeff Wall.