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"LANDeSCAPES: Simon Frank and Reinhard Reitzenstein"
2004-12-12 until 2004-02-27
McMaster Museum of Art
LANDeSCAPES by Simon Frank & Reinhard Reitzenstein is presented at the McMaster Museum of Art . The exhibition displays sculpture and installation work establishing a relationship between artists Reinhard Reitzenstein and Simon Frank, looks at similarities as well as differences in the eco-art practices of the two. "Simon Frank and Reinhard Reitzenstein have each chosen the natural world as their respective frame of aesthetic reference. The idea of the scenic view, of "landscape" as such, and the use-value it creates are all central points of enquiry in their work, explored variously through photography, performance, sound, gallery installation, and in situ work. Here, in the exhibition LANDeSCAPE, it is all about trees and water."
- excerpt from essay by Gil McElroy. October 2004
Simon Frank b. 1968, Glasgow, Scotland
Frank is a self-taught artist, poet and rustic furniture maker. He obtained his Honours BA in English from the University of Guelph in 1991. Recent exhibitions include Future Cities (2004 Art Gallery of Hamilton), SPASM II (2004 Saskatoon, SK), Waterworks (2004 Deleon White Gallery), The Geumgang Nature Art Project (2002 Korea) and Zone 6B (2000 Hamilton). Simon Frank is represented by the Deleon White Gallery, Toronto.
Reinhard Reitzenstein b. 1949, Uelzen, Germany
Reitzenstein immigrated to Canada in 1956. He studied at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto, 1968-71. Since 1993 he has been represented by the Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto. He has exhibited across Canada and internationally. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections, among them the National Gallery of Canada; the Art Gallery of Ontario; Canada Council Art Bank; Art Gallery of Hamilton; University of Toronto; Memorial University of Newfoundland Confederation Centre for the Arts; the Province of Ontario; The University of Western Ontario; Lutz Teutloff Collection, Bielefeldt, Germany; CONAC, Caracas, Venezuela. A fine arts instructor since 1980, Reitzenstein is currently Head of the Sculpture Program and the Graduate Studies Program, SUNY Buffalo.