On the 40th anniversary of May 1968, the Belkin Art Gallery presents three exhibitions that address aspects of that revolutionary decade.
Audrey Capel Doray was a pioneer in multi-media, interactive and digitally based art when she produced Wheel of Fortune in 1968 and Electronic Seascape in 1969. This exhibition will also include a selection of Doray’s paintings as well as a multi-media work called Pic-A-Mix by her late husband Victor Doray.
Wildflowers of Manitoba is a multimedia performance installation by Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob. The work was featured at the 2007 Montreal Biennale. It consists of four short films and sound presented in a furnished geodesic dome. The films show four young men living off the grid in a survivalist camp on the shores of Lake Winnipeg during the summer of 2006. The loosely scripted scenes establish a naturalist idyll seemingly removed from contemporary life.
Holly Ward’s 2005 work, called Radical Rupture, is an installation that incorporates a recording of a 1967 speech given by Herbert Marcuse in London, “On Liberation from the Affluent Society” as the sound track for a projection of an erratic starry night.
Idyll will also include works from the collection by, Gary Lee-Nova, Gordon Payne, Judy Williams, Joan Balzar, Claude Breeze, Brian Fisher, Richard Turner, Michael Morris, Julia Cseko and Jack Wise.
Watch video clips of the artists in conversation about their work:
We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for The Arts.
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