The Pendulum Gallery is a great unique space for public art in Vancouver. It was created by the City of Vancouver Cultural Planning Department to enhance the experience of living and working downtown and is situated across the street from the Vancouver Art Gallery. The Pendulum Gallery is under a tall 7-story glass covered atrium, which allows plenty of natural sunlight in and also allows passersby to see the work from the street. Above the gallery swings Alan Storey’s kinetic “Broken Column” pendulum sculpture, providing a dramatic setting for the artwork below. Being in the centre of downtown is also a definite bonus, as the amount of foot traffic walking through the building and on the street means that a lot more people see the artwork than if it were in a conventional gallery.
As promised, here are some photos of the gallery space and exhibition: