Jeremy Borsos: The Blue Cabin Exhibition

June 14 – July 28, 2018
grunt gallery

Photo: Dennis Ha

In The Blue Cabin Exhibition, Artists Jeremy and Sus Borsos presented a body of work documenting the remediation of the Blue Cabin that they took on in June of 2017. The Borsos treated the restoration as an archaeological site, collecting its history in bits of newspapers and mouse nests and painstakingly saved what remained. The humble structure revealed itself slowly over the six-month period of the restoration and culminated, when they took up the floor, in the discovery of almost 40 posters that had been put there in 1927 to prevent the floor from squeaking. grunt gallery produced an exhibition catalogue with essays by curator Glenn Alteen and writer, curator and professor Scott Watson. During the run of the Blue Cabin Exhibition, grunt gallery also hosted The Blue Cabin Speaker Series. Video of each talk in The Blue Cabin Speaker Series is available on our YouTube channel.

Jeremy Borsos lives and works on Mayne Island, British Columbia and in Athens, Greece. He worked in the motion picture industry in numerous capacities before enrolling at Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver in 1983. He then relocated to New York, where he attended the Art Students League to study classical media. He returned to Canada in 1987, and has since exhibited his work regionally, nationally, and internationally. Jeremy’s multidisciplinary practice includes architecture, writing, photography, installation, painting, and video.

Sus Borsos was born in Denmark. After studying statistics and computer sciences at Copenhagen University, she worked managing Scandinavian Stage Design, where she oversaw the creation of stages for major events in Europe in the 1980s and early ‘90s. She moved to Canada in 1992, and worked with Jeremy to build their home, which was created from salvaged architectural fragments. Since then, she has worked in multiple creative capacities, including digital film and sound editing, and the design and construction of multiple residences.