The Beaumont Gallery has announced they will be displaying Vancouver songwriter Hilary Grist’s cardboard piano-city, the astonishing set of her new music video ‘Tall Buildings’, beginning with a gala opening on Thursday, November 10th.
The impressively detailed piece took over two months to create and was built from recycled cardboard in Hilary’s 600 square foot Vancouver apartment. The set and video were created by Hilary and Collide Entertainment.
“There’s been an strong demand to see the cardboard piano-city set in person.” says Hilary. “We’re so happy it’s going to be on display at a fabulous gallery like the Beaumont, now we just have to figure out how to move it!”
In the three weeks since it’s release, the video has captured the imaginations of over 40 newspapers and online tastemakers including The Vancouver Sun, The Province and The Maple Ridge News. In addition, ‘Tall Buildings’ and the subsequent ‘making of’ video have been featured on a wide variety of websites ranging from popular craft and recycling sites to Arabic news portal Actionha.
The Beaumont will also be featuring a photo series of the ‘Tall Buildings’ set by Collide’s Mike Southworth.
Since the 2010 release of her debut full length album, ‘Imaginings’, Hilary has truly taken the DIY independent artist mentality to heart; from hand drawing her popular stop-motion cartoon music videos to creating cardboard buildings, cars and miniature characters. “It’s really fun to watch how art and music can intersect,” says Grist.
The piano will remain on exhibit at the gallery until Nov 22.
Opening Night: Thursday, November 10th – 7pm-11pm
Exhibition runs from: Nov 10th-22nd
Beaumont Gallery – 316 West 5th Ave. Vancouver, BC