LoSt + FoUnD
LoSt+FoUnD is a meditation on expectation and promise, meanings that are lost and found in piles of stuff or on empty pages. What is left behind? What is yet to be discovered? Accumulations and absences are perceived through sculpture and works on paper by Roy Arden, Zachari Logan, Arnaud Maggs, Liz Magor and Robert Rauschenberg.
Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.
August 3, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Roy Arden (Canada, 1957- ) has made significant contributions as an artist, writer and curator, well known for his photographic work, video, collage, sculpture and painting, using both traditional and digital mediums. Associated with the Vancouver School” Arden is an acute observer of local detail as it relates to urban life on a global level, registering the transformative effects of modernity.
Zachari Logan (Canada, 1980- ) works mainly in drawing, ceramics and installation practices, producing a dialogue between queerness and emblems of the overlooked Prairie ecology while engaging with old master motifs. Logan aims to confront notions of narcissism and beauty implicit in the gaze, and to address ideas of mortality and bodily vulnerabilities, regardless of the perceived virility of a subject.
Arnaud Maggs (Canada, 1926-2012) is known for his serial photographs of faces and collections of miscellany in grid formations. These works create a poignant portrait of life’s traces, even when they lack the image of a person. With a fascination for systems of classification and historical documents, Maggs reveals the profound distance between symbols and what they are meant to represent.
For over 40 years Liz Magor (Canada, 1948- ) has produced a body of work utilizing sculpture and photography to explore notions of memory, history, shelter, and survival. Often through realistic casts of humble objects, Magor’s work explores both natural and domestic themes, evoking forms of refuge that also confound the boundary between the real and the imagined.
Robert Rauschenberg (USA, 1925 – 2008) worked in a wide range of subjects, styles, materials, and techniques, remaining independent of any particular affiliation. His belief that “painting relates to both art and life” lead him to embrace collaboration and create a dialogue between media that presented a direct challenge to the prevailing modernist aesthetic of the time.
Curated by Sandra Fraser, Curator (Collections)