MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
JUNE 1 – JUNE 23, 1990
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1990 AT 8 PM
ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1990 AT 8 PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
REGINALD HAMILTON was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, and graduated from the Alberta College of Art with a Diploma in Visual Arts with Distinction. He then pursued a Master’s Program in Fine Art, Painting and Drawing at the Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Given our contemporary situation within the discourse of art history, the societal significance and functionary concerns of painting remain in question. Our context within this frame of history is one of preoccupation with the death, failure, or loss of modernism.
Paradoxically this preoccupation is complicated by the desire to view modernism as an incomplete or unfinished project, referring to the enlightenment project formulated by philosophers in the 18th century. This schizophrenia furthers itself with the theorization and application of these concerns to the production of art.