“The primary focus of my artistic practice examines the relationship between constructed architectural spaces and our common experiences and encounters within them. I am interested in exploring how repetitive patterns in planning and design ultimately become subconscious cues for social conduct.” - Reece Terris on his installation American Standard, 2004.
Reece Terris is a Vancouver based artist whose work alters the expected experiential qualities of a place or object through an amplification or shift in the primary function of an original design.
Past projects include a six-storey apartment building temporarily installed in the rotunda of the Vancouver Art Gallery, a pedestrian wooden bridge connecting two residential homes, and an architectural false front added to the existing false front of an artist-run centre.
His practice is manifest through a variety of media, including sculpture, performance, installation, and photography. Quite often through their hybrid execution, he complicates the traditional definitions of each of these.
Terris' work has been exhibited throughout Canada and the United States.
attached image: Bridge (Wooden Arch)