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Pierre Leichner: Topographies

Pierre Leichner 

July 9-September 9, 2013
Tommy Douglas Library

Pierre Leichner spent over 30 years as an academic psychiatrist before turning to art as a full-time practice. In this body of work Leichner alters copies of Encyclopedia Britannica and the CPS, the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties to create landscapes sculpted either by time or by the human hand – canyons, badlands and open pit mines. Since their inception this series of works has been shown in Montreal, Columbus Ohio, Lille France, Vancouver, Edmonton, Guelph, Surrey, Kelowna and now Burnaby. Later this year they will be shown in Bogota Columbia.

This is the second in a series of Offsite Exhibitions organized by the Burnaby Art Gallery focusing on artist books related to maps and topography.