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Frontline Workers
Artwork has been removed.
Photo: Jag Nagra
Frontline Workers - photo by Jag Nagra
Frontline Workers - photo by Jag Nagra
Frontline Workers - photo by Jag Nagra
Frontline Workers - photo by Jag Nagra
Frontline Workers - photo by Jag Nagra
Impark Parking Lot on Helmcken between Granville St and Howe St
The artwork has been removed from this location.
Civic
2020
Paper poster
Two-dimensional artwork
Removed
Privately owned
Platforms 2020: Public Works
Description of work

Platforms 2020: Public Works is a monthly series of temporary public art projects that presented from June 2020 until the end of December 2020.

These artworks were selected through an open call inviting Vancouver-based artists to share projects that they have been working on that respond to the circumstances of living during a pandemic and critical time of change.

The public art program was launched on transit shelters, billboards, and video screens throughout the city.

Artist statement

Frontline Workers exhibited on the billboard at Helmcken near Granville (September 7 to October 4, 2020).

Frontline Workers is a digital drawing based on a warrior character the artist created prior to the pandemic. During the first stages of COVID-19, Nagra re-imagined the warrior as a frontline healthcare worker battling the spread of the virus. ​​​​​It was a way for the artist to cope with overwhelming anxiety from not knowing what COVID-19 would bring during its early stages.

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