901 Main artist’s new show explores urban landscape

Eri Ishii's Where Everyone Lived Happily Ever After, a view of San Francisco from her new show at the Ian Tan Gallery.

Eri Ishii's Where Everyone Lived Happily Ever After, a view of San Francisco from her new show at the Ian Tan Gallery.

Eri Ishii, one of the driving forces behind the campaign to save artists’ space at 901 Main St. has opened her second show in less than a year at the Ian Tan Gallery on Granville St.

Like her last show, this exhibit focuses on the urban landscape, with work from San Francisco, Calgary, Sechelt and Commercial Drive.

The decline in the housing market has taken the steam out of Onni Development’s determination to convert the landmark building on Main into a private condominium residence for Amacon’s wealthy owner. Talks continue, however, on new studio space for the 901 group at Onni’s proposed new project at 7th and Scotia.