Sept 23 | Christian Bök at Dalhousie University
'Giving Notice: Words on Walls' presents projects by artists who, with hand-painted letters or custom-cut vinyl, apply font-based words, phrases and sentences directly onto gallery walls; in effect, these artists borrow the walls as public tablets to write on. The texts -- in some installations filling entire walls -- play with the 'authority' of the gallery and the written word while exploring the relationship between visual art and language. The works in the exhibition, which exist only for the duration of the public display and, in the end, will be painted over or destroyed, also challenge traditional notions regarding artworks as aesthetic objects and portable cultural and economic commodities.
Curated by Peter Dykhuis the participating artists are:Brad Buckley (Sydney, Australia), Cathy Busby (Halifax, NS), Garry Neill Kennedy (Halifax, NS), Gordon Lebredt (Toronto, ON), Micah Lexier and Christian Bök (Toronto, ON and Calgary, AB) and Lawrence Weiner (New York, NY).
'Giving Notice: Words on Walls' Catalogue Launch
featuring Christian Bök and many others
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Dalhousie Art Gallery, 6101 University Avenue