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Mike Grill: Rome

Patron Art House and Fine Art Framing & Services are pleased to present Mike Grill: Rome as part of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival.

Documented during a trip to Rome in 2010, these large-scale photographs by Mike Grill capture a city in motion, where the memory of the ancient city confronts modern society and evolving technologies. The subjects of the photographs were captured spontaneously as they went about their daily lives, depicting the events and personalities of the ordinary world. The gestures of those observed are suggestive of a larger narrative that underlies and informs the moment, presenting sophisticated layers through which each image can be perceived.

Rome presents images reflective of dissonance between the modern and ancient worlds, which gives way to questioning what it is that defines us through time.

Mike Grill works primarily with black-and-white photography, using both digital and traditional photographic processes and printing techniques to document scenes of the vernacular world, of the day-to-day, and of the people that inhabit it. Grill’s serendipitous imagery has a tendency to recall figurative works and techniques from the traditional canon, while still remaining firmly embedded in the present day.



Fine Art Framing & Services 
100-1000 Parker Street, Vancouver BC


Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm


March 29 - May 10, 2019

Opening Reception

Friday March 29, from 6 - 9pm

Presented as part of our exhibition program partnership with Fine Art Framing & Services.
Part of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival.