At Big Sky Golf Course there’s a few unusual animals stalking the greens. Pemberton’s answer to Jurassic Park, the giant metal sculptures are the work of Davide Pan. He uses scrap metal he collects from the community he’s working in and welds together these stunning beasts that graze on the manicured grounds of Big Sky.
About the Arist
Born in Vicenza (Italy) in 1965, Davide Pan migrated to Canada in 1980. After receiving a StudioArt Diploma from Capilano University, he chose to study at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Venice. Returned to Canada, Davide continued his fine-art studies at UBC and EQAD, while showing extensively and making sculptures for film/theatre industries. Not counting his numerous commissions, starting in 1984, Pan’s curriculum lists 19 solo-exhibitions and 65 group-shows: for over twenty-five years, the artist has produced a remarkable amount of works of all sizes and media, gaining recognition as a metal sculptor. A former Canadian Minister for the Environment defined him: “Lo scultore ecologo del Canada”, titling his article “Paint this Sculptor Green” and writing: “This sculptor’s magic is in bringing back to new life objects that where already considered dead”. More recently, Davide Pan – who lives and works in Vancouver BC – participated to the 2011 Venice Biennale.
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