MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
FEBRUARY 2 – FEBRUARY 24, 1990
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1990 AT 8 PM
ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1990 AT 2 PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
With SUNNY, Corinne Carlson has created an engaged critical space. A relationship to the work begins with recognizing the artist’s presentation of her attraction to the subject. This manner of representation, as both popular culture and by appropriation about this culture, avoids the elitist stance of not knowing the subject. The piece facilitates, in its engagement with its subject, an understanding of the multifaceted existence of the culture it questions.
Carlson’s recent paintings are engaged in discourses on language. Before SUNNY, her pieces have depicted our unconscious reliance on the spoken cliché to convey our shared meanings. These works question this immediate relation to the unthought-of utterance by recontextualizing the cliché. Her work brings to our attention the narrow spectrum of popular culture and in turn the arbitrariness of the expression of human language and emotion.
CORINNE CARLSON was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1963. She currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.