Monday, November 21, 2011


Provide is excited to announce that a show of Joshua Van Dyke's work is now on view at Provide – and we have to thank a friend of Provide (who luckily owns one of his amazing pieces) for introducing us to him and his work.

Joshua Van Dyke works with painting and sculpture from a small island studio off the coast of Vancouver. His practice explores notions of collection and display, materiality and the overlapping of geographic and cultural boundaries.

In his popular series 'The Hunt', used skateboard decks are fashioned into antler and wildlife trophies. Influenced by a connection to materials and the environment, his labour-intensive works reprocesses every part of the skateboard, transforming their meaning to convey ideas about tribalism, ritual and the environment

Van Dyke has exhibited in Vancouver, Glasgow and Finland. He was the recipient of an Olympic Torch grant in 2010 for the public art installation 'Corridor'. Recently, he was one of four artists selected to participate in the softshelter project with Molo, an internationally acclaimed industrial design house.

Van Dyke earned a BFA from Glasgow's esteemed School of Art in 2007. Currently he lives and keeps a studio on Bowen Island, BC.