Rituals and Remains Exhibition Opening Night

  • 2525 Main Street Vancouver, BC, V5T 3E5 Canada

Our rituals around our remains after we pass away are created by the place we live, where we worship and the traditions we inherit. The show, Ritual & Remains, by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska explores how people across different cultures use plants and flowers to honour the loss of a person and to show sympathy to those left behind. These flowers and their vases, like ashes and urns, are what remains of the rituals that are practiced when say goodbye. Jamie has created whimsical illustrations that incorporate the traditional patterns, place and flowers of mourning. Tara’s paper work focuses on giving space and honour to individual elements from each culture. The show is a softer look at loss and the life that remains after the rituals are done- the flowers, the plants, the life.