Archinect - News 2014-07-25T21:08:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/82774294/artist-jay-senetchko-builds-full-scale-farmhouse-as-an-extension-of-his-paintings-show-opens-tomorrow-in-vancouver Artist Jay Senetchko builds full-scale farmhouse as an extension of his paintings; show opens tomorrow in Vancouver Justine Testado 2013-09-26T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T18:05:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbrcsy0h22ml29kn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Industry and the Sleepwatchers" by artist Jay Senetchko from Vancouver, BC is a three-part art installation based on a poignant narrative of paintings that re-imagines the everyday lives of the artist's paternal grandmother Ann Senetchko and her husband Pete Senetchko, who was involved in the Alberta oil patch as a tool-pusher. The opening reception will be this Friday, Sept. 27 from 7-10 pm at an open space at a local Sole Foods Street Farm, an organization that transforms vacant land into fruitful working farms in Vancouver.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lqpcpfyit4hpu29.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r60fvru423fdcecv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Taking place in a life-size prairie farmhouse the artist constructed just two weeks earlier this month, the story behind this installation examines the positive and negative aspects of how the oil and gas industry affect domestic life--two elements the artist describes as "definitive of contemporary reality." Although Senetchko's grandfather was able to provide a comfortable life for his wife, he spent a great deal of time away from the house--and from he...</p>