installation view, Derya Akay: Green Grocer, Unit 17 (Vancouver)
an opening (June 9th, 6–9pm), refreshments. garden. sculpture. working, and a closing.
dollar bags. dollar grocer, bottle
wine, bottle, cork. potato.
please expect, bags, stitching,
fall, flower. tomato.
please expect, doors, a can, window, a ledge. garden, fallen fruit,
please expect, baskets, yeast, time, sand, fruit, furniture, glasses.
please expect talking, yarrow, flour, dusting, fresh, flower, fresh, fruit, fresh, cut, flowers.
portrait, the portrait,
the plastic emblem inside the market place
Green Grocer is part fictional grocery store, exhibition, studio, kitchen, a basket. a garden, a wall and window, it is a frame work by Derya Akay.
Derya Akay (b. 1988) is an artist living in Vancouver. Select solo exhibitions include with bread, Campbell River Art Gallery, 2017; Pumice, Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, California, 2017; Painting with Light, Kunstverein Toronto, 2015; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Supper, Centre A, Vancouver, 2014. Recent group exhibitions include The Lulennial II: A Low-Hanging Fruit, Lulu, Mexico City, 2018; Nature's Way, Cooper Cole, Toronto, 2017; HERE, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, 2017; Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2016. He recently completed the project Mantı, Börek, Baklava at the Burrard Marina Field House Residency, hosted by the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver). For this project, Akay worked with elder women with immigrant backgrounds to host a series of cooking workshops and lunches open to the public.