Exhibition: July 9th to 30th, 2010
Reception: Friday, July 9th, 7-10pm, 2010
On April 28, 2008, one thousand six hundred and six ducks, mallards and buffleheads, landed on the Aurora tailings pond, a lake of toxic waste and contaminated water, the residue from oil sands mining operations. Most of the flock died within minutes. The Duck Memorial Gallery consists of one thousand six hundred and six origami ducks folded from 5" squares of coloured paper - five being the number of surviving ducks. Folding began on Remembrance Day 2009, and was completed on April 28, 2010, the second anniversary of the ducks' death. An installation by Samuel Garrigo Meza.