Mattresses As Art
A young local artist from the Sunshine Coast, Heather Passmore, has recently sold one of her paintings to the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG). Beyond encouraging young, local artists, Simmons Mattress Gallery is impressed by this because her painting was entitled Mattress #3.
Her strange images depict the lives of the poor and homeless in downtown Vancouver. The canvasses she uses are old mattress covers that she has found in dumpsters on the Lower East Side, cleaned (we hope, yuck!), and painted on.
Many of the mattreses were discarded during the Olympics when the homeless were displaced, or because of the bedbug epidemic that is striking that area of Vancouver.
She strives to show the loneliness of single rooms, where a mattress is often the only or dominant peace of furniture.
If you want to see the famous painting of the mattress Vancouver Art Gallery will be exhibiting it along with more of Heather Passmore’s work.