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New Burnaby art exhibit explores human impact on ecosystem

The new exhibit by Diyan Achjadi at the Burnaby Art Gallery uses watercolour stop motion animation and multimedia works on paper to explore landscape and climate change.
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Ink, gouache and adhesive on paper: 'There once was a mango tree on Jupiter,' by Diyan Achjadi. Photography: Sean Fenzl.

The Burnaby Art Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition by Vancouver-based artist Diyan Achjadi, Carried Through the Water.

The exhibit features Achjadi’s stop-motion watercolour animation Hush and recent works on paper, exploring the human impact on the ecosystem, including shoreline shifting due to climate change and land reclamation.

Achjadi, an art professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, plays with saturated colours. Bouncing vivid oranges against deep blues in geometric patterns, she layers feather textures with curled paper for a swirling, three-dimensional effect.

Organized by the Nanaimo Art Gallery and curated by Jesse Birch, the exhibit runs from now until September 18.

Carried Through the Water at Burnaby Art Gallery

When: Now to Sept. 18 (Tues-Fri: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; weekends 12-5 p.m.)
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery (6344 Deer Lake Ave.)
Cost: By donation, suggested $5