Cultural Organizing Campaign

MAY – SEPTEMBER 2016
YVR AIRPORT STATION
LABOR ART PROJECT:
LIVING THE DREAM.
THE WORKER STRUGGLES AND STRIVES.
YVR-AIRPORT STATION
Gurjinder Singh Grewal
CURATED BY:
Keith Morrow


The artist has worked as a ramp attendant since 1999. The artist renderings are true reflections of the workers who work to live. The images provide a sneak peek into life airside. The moments captured are authentic and true and reveal the emotions of the workers. The working conditions are realistic. The personalities unadulterated.
The job is not glamorous and for the most part goes unnoticed by the traveling public, but these moments of labor are captured on canvass.
In his work, Gurjinder Grewal seeks to present the stories of our community using a technique known as cultural organizing and exhibiting traditional and modern images on canvas. The author’s imagination and creativity was driven forward as a student of Professor B. Cline at Suny Empire State College Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies (New York). Each individual piece of the project tells It’s own story. Viewers are encouraged to be critics and by parking conversation around the work, the artists’ work lives!

Original artwork is on display at various location at Y.V.R International Airport.

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