MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 1 – SEPTEMBER 30, 1989
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1989 AT 8 PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
Involving still photography, video/audio presentation and three dimensional objects, Milthorp explores the “direct connection between how the individual in culture “pictures” the world and how self is constituted”. The Multiversity of contemporary scenery can cause both processes to be “fragile, transient and often whimsical”. The landscape, the figure in landscape and ecology are all sources of imagery which enhance the technological ccharacter of the media used. Establishing “viewpoints, choices and limits of ‘seeing’”, Milthorp reconstitutes the viewer as participant in the complex technological landscape of POLY-OPT-ICON.
ROBERT MILTHORP has exhibited extensively in Canada since 1982. His most recent videotape was screened at Images ’89, a film and video festival held at Harbourfront in Toronto. Milthorp’s videotapes are in many collections including the National Gallery of Canada, The Banff Centre and the Art Gallery of Windsor. Robert Milthorp presently resided in Calgary.