TD Next is a sponsorship program in support of artist projects from the Pacific Rim. In 2014 the Vancouver Art Gallery, with funding from the TD Next program, commissioned a site-specific sculpture from artist Douglas Coupland to coincide with his solo exhibition. The piece, titled Gumhead, is a seven foot tall self portrait of the artist. Until September 1st, 2014, viewers and passersby are encouraged to apply their own chewed gum to the sculpture so that over the summer months it is transformed, eventually obscuring the artist’s face.
Song Dong, Waste Not, 2010. Installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Courtesy of the Artist and Tokyo Gallery + BTAP
Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery
Douglas Coupland, Gumhead, 2014, steel, milled foam, resin, gum site-specific outdoor sculpture commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery