• Babak Golkar, Grounds for Standing and Understanding (detail), 2012, mixed media, dimensions variable.

    Babak Golkar

    The Libby Leshgold Gallery | Emily Carr University

    Upon entering Vancouver-based artist Babak Golkar’s exhibition “Grounds for Standing and Understanding,” the visitor was greeted by a surfeit of blank walls: Numerous white partitions had been erected, dividing the gallery’s conventionally white shell in an unusual, concertinaed fashion. The spectator was required to proceed further into this field of blanks before the exhibition offered up any ostensible contents, but when it did, he or she was met with a familiar trope of Golkar’s recent work. In the rear of the gallery, white wooden sculptures resembling architectural models were laid on top

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