Vancouver Outside the Box
Vancouver Outside the Box: Onto the Table
About the curators:
Dear Human is the creative studio founded by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell in 2011. Since then, the studio has developed a coherent body of work in various domains that include public space projects, product design and the applied arts. Their projects offer an alternative perception to overlooked everyday landscapes by revealing the hidden potential of places and objects.
After meeting at a residency in Denmark, Jasna and Noel immediately began working on ideas together and haven’t stopped since. The collaboration is rooted in their common interests in craft traditions, sustainable making, and unconventional material (re)use. Noel’s material expertise and attention to detail and Jasna’s improvisational sensibility and exploratory nature have led to a diverse portfolio.
About the box concept:
‘Vancouver Outside the Box: Onto the Table’ highlights four Vancouver-based artists, designers, and makers whose works aptly do not neatly fit into any particular box. For this show, each was invited to exhibit some of their lesser-seen dishware. Participating designers include Dear Human, Heather Dahl, Cathy Terepocki, and Gailan Ngan.