The Commotion presents I S O L A T I O N by WADE COMER

by | Jul 14, 2020

THE COMMOTION is pleased to present a Web-Exclusive Canadian and Series Premiere: “Stay at home”.

That was the recommendation. Other than occasionally going out for groceries, that is what I did for the last two weeks of March, with the advent of the pandemic order in Vancouver. I stayed at home to help flatten the curve, but mostly because at any one moment, there were over a hundred people in front of my apartment building seeking connection with nature. I live across the street from Stanley Park; it is my “front yard”.  The weather was lovely. The cherry blossoms were in full, fluffy bloom. People had cabin fever. However, I didn’t want to go out. Daytime was when it was risky to go out. It was the night that was safe.

So begins Wade Comer’s artist statement for the exhibition I s o l a t i o n.

Bus Stop, Waiting

“The darkness obscures the noisy details, and brings other objects into clear focus. Using only available light the photos in ‘Isolation’ capture aspects of the park often overlooked during the day, giving them new life in the night.”


The Commotion is hosting an Informal Virtual Reception for the opening of  ISOLATION on THURSDAY JULY 16 at 7:oo pm   PDT. It includes a short moderated talk hosted by Peppa Martin gallery founder with exhibit artist, Wade Comer.