Thursday, March 16th, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
@ Brent Comber Originals - 1657 Columbia Street North Vancouver
For the next edition of Seed Night, we head for a tour to North Vancouver to visit the shop of Brent Comber, where his unique array of wood sculptures and furniture pieces are manufactured. For decades now Brent has been shaping and exploring forms and objects from local materials which can be found all over the world in private residences, public spaces and other unique settings. The collection of Brents work evolves from the material he finds and discovers through his visits to locations across British Columbia and his connections to local mills, loggers and suppliers. Brent loves to work at scale, with the majority of his pieces being made from large sections of wood, or a combination of smaller sections assembled to form impressive sculptural works. The evolution of his work comes hand in hand with the methods he uses to create, as his processes are tailor-made to produce the ideas he comes up with. From chainsaws and router jigs to custom equipment and pure manual labour, he and his team have been able to craft works of art that are distinct to the pacific northwest and have earned him a reputation worldwide.
The tour will start at the shop and then we will make our way over to Wildeye brewing, where Brent will host a Q & A and we can socialize with other guests on the tour.
Brent Comber Originals takes inspiration from the unparalleled setting of the Pacific Northwest and has created a body of work that is interwoven and inseparable from the story of the landscape.
Our wood materials are sustainably sourced from the surrounding area, often from trees slated for removal for development. Through engagement with the local community, Brent is able to upcycle this wood, ensuring that our material sourcing has minimal impact on the environment. Unusable wood is taken to a local composting facility, down to the sawdust, continuing the cycling of organic materials back to the earth. Working in collaboration with local manufacturers, artisans, developers, and architects, Brent’s portfolio ranges from local public art restoration projects to international installations. Brent continues to explore themes unique to the Pacific Northwest that connect people to this unparalleled setting and the history and dynamism of the landscape.