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10 Baseball Caps
Photo: Maureen Smith
10 Baseball Caps by Gathie Falk - photo by Maureen Smith
10 Baseball Caps by Gathie Falk - photo by Maureen Smith
4963 Cambie Street
35 Park West, Building A
Private development
2020
Bronze
Sculpture
In place
Privately owned - Strata
City of Vancouver Private Development Program
Description of work

10 bronze baseball caps, attached to NW face of column.

Artist statement

10 Baseball Caps is a bronze sculptural installation by Gathie Falk, commissioned for a residential development by Washington Properties at 35th Avenue and Cambie Street. It is installed in conjunction with two additional sculptures by the artist on the site: 18 Pairs of Blue and White Running Shoes and 900 Oranges. The public artworks at this site continue Falk’s devotion to keen observations of everyday objects, as well as her use of repetition, both of which have been central to her practice for over six decades.

For 10 Baseball Caps, the artist produced three different papier mâché caps with slight variations which were then cast in bronze in multiples of three or four and installed in an alternating pattern in primary colours. The caps hang in a group facing downward on the column at the entrance of the building as they might inside the entrance of one’s home, bridging Falk’s explorations of domestic content with the public realm. 10 Baseball Caps bear the traces of human presence while reflecting Falk’s career-long interest in utilizing elements of clothing to explore gender, ritual and status.

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