by neil campbell
zeph·yr | \ ‘ze-f r \
: a soft gentle breeze
To enliven the streetscape of the Davie Street project, Westbank and Crombie REIT have commissioned Vancouver artist Neil Campbell to create a lighting installation for the building’s Davie Street facade. The installation entitled, 'Zephyr', will animate screens of state-of-the-art LEDs that have been designed to highlight the three-storey podium. Inspired by the beautiful natural environment and the colours and light of the West End, Campbell’s piece will act as a living canvas generating a colourful and rhythmic work with the aim of celebrating the neighbourhood’s vibrant and enduring character.
Neil Campbell is a Canadian artist, currently based in Vancouver. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Vancouver School of Art and Concordia University, Montreal (MFA 1979). In 2006, he curated Paint: A Psychedelic Primer at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His work has been presented nationally and internationally with notable exhibitions at: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Hayward Gallery, London; Le Magasin, Grenoble; Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; Galeria Franco Noero, Turino; Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, and Office Baroque, Antwerp.