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"Peter Doig: Paintings and MAGNETIC NORTH: Canadian Experimental Video Open This Weekend"
2001-12-08 until 2002-03-03
Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
The Power Plant presents two exhibitions by Canadian artists, which are on view until March 3, 2002. The exhibition by this Canadian-raised painter, Peter Doig, living in Britain, focuses on paintings with Ontario themes and subjects. The exhibition, Magnetic North, showcases compelling Canadian independent video in a six-part video series comprised of 40 tapes by 47 artists spanning the last 30 years.
Peter Doig is known for his exploration of the formal and thematic possibilities of landscape. His experimental approach to surface, texture and colour make him among the most innovative painters of his generation. Curated by Kitty Scott with the National Gallery of Canada; circulated and organized by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Council.
The video tapes range from innovative documentary to conceptual art, experimental narrative to performance, the programs create associations across history, regions, languages, and genres. Curator: film/videomaker Jenny Lion. Organized by the Walker Art Center, Video Pool and Plug In.
Ski Jacket, 1994
oil on canvas
295.3 x 353.5 cm
copyright Tate, London 2000