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Heart of Darkness

Emily Carr & Jack Shadbolt

16 January—27 February 1999

Or Gallery

This group of over 18 works from the Belkin Art Gallery Collection will be the first two-person exhibition of British Columbia’s greatest artists. The theme, “Heart of Darkness,” is borrowed from Joseph Conrad to suggest that the work of both artists is not just about the fecundity of nature in BC, but about the place where nature and culture meet. Both artists wanted to imagine nature anew and specific to this place and deal with colonial anxiety, the logging industry and First Nations Art.

This project is part of UBC’s Downtown Eastside Outreach and meant to inaugurate a discussion about a downtown site for the Belkin Art Gallery.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689