Illusory Constructs

Jonathan Luckhurst, Canada (2015)


Title: Illusory Constructs
Artist: Jonathan Luckhurst (b. 1979, Canada)
Medium: Three pigment prints on Honen paper, mounted on salvaged Douglas fir panels; steel rail ties
Dimensions (H x W x D): 175 x 127 x 3 cm (69 x 50 x 1.25 in);  133 x 175 x 3 cm (52.5 x 69 x 1.25 in);  175 x 117 x 3 cm (69 x 46 x 1.25 in)
Weight: Unavailable
Location: Panorama Trail at the Sea to Sky Gondola in the District of Squamish (A temporary installation from July to October 2015)

Inspired by the Vancouver Biennale’s 2014 – 2016 exhibition themed Open Borders/Crossroads Vancouver, Luckhurst drew engagement and discussion by presenting three large-scale interventions. Working with the mediums of photography and projection, Luckhurst translated geometric forms into large scale constructions that explored his interests in the perception of space, objects and environment.


This project was supported by Alberta Foundation of the Arts.

Special thanks to:  British Columbia Timberframe Co, David Crewson, District of Squamish, Fraserwood, Masahiko Masuda Woodwork Studio, Quest University, Sea to Sky Gondola, and Squamish Academy of Music.


Guest Blog

Read a guest blog post from Jonathan where he discusses his residency project and the influences that inspired him to create it.