This artwork in Cloverdale shifts from abstraction and landscape depending on how close you are.

public art out and back


Artist: Rachelle Sawatsky & Kate Mosher Hall
Location: PC Urban Crossroads (17220 56 Ave)
Category: Private collection
Year Installed: 2022

About Out and Back

Out and Back is an artwork that suggests different viewpoints. When viewed up close, the colourful shapes appear abstract. Upon viewing at a distance they coalecse into an image of fields, mountains and the sky. The landscape you see is inspired by a painting made in the 1970s by Rachelle Sawatsky’s grandmother, Annie Penner Sawatsky. This painting depicted her farm in Yarrow, BC, the unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the Sto:lo, known as S'ólh Téméxw.

About the Artist

Rachelle Sawatsky is an interdisciplinary artist whose work employs painting, ceramics, writing and drawing. Based in Los Angeles and Vancouver, she is an Assistant Professor of painting at Emily Carr University. Her materially driven works often feature experimental processes such as watercolour stain techniques on canvas and ceramics as well as saw-dust firing, and silk-screening on ceramics. She  holds  a  BFA  from  Emily  Carr  University  and  an  MFA  from  University of Southern California.

Kate Mosher Hall is an artist working and living in Los Angeles and Vancouver. Kate received her MFA from UCLA in 2020 and BFA from CalArts in 2013. She primarily works in silk screening and over the years has developed new techniques and experimental processes. Hall works with resolution, illusion and perspective in her work. She is represented by Hannah Hoffman Gallery in LA and Tanya Leighton in Berlin.