Eastern Block By Cassandra Paul

Eastern Block

Cassandra Paul
The Main Gallery . August 14 – September 12, 2014
Opening Reception: August 14, from 7 pm – 10 pm
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, 3rd floor, 10215 – 112 St, Edmonton

Eastern Block explores themes of abandonment and personal history through the representation of a historic, now condemned building in Calgary, AB. This building, formerly named the Canadier-Deutsch Block and more recently known as Eastern Block was once home to thriving businesses and sixteen residential apartments. Over the past decade this block has deteriorated to a site of squalor and crime, with many of its tenants unable or unwilling to pay rent. This project explores the social issues associated with Eastern Block through painting, sculpture and an independently published book.


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