MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
APRIL 7 – APRIL 29, 1989
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1989 AT 8PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
This work consists of paintings and drawings based on the classic and mythic Antarctic Expedition led by Captain R.F. Scott. This tragic expedition to the South Pole in which Scott and his four companions died on their return journey is a story of myth, incompetence, indecision, wishful tragedy, censorship of reportage, denial of fact, predestined doom, and the elevation of diaristic modes into the basis of a powerful enduring classic tragedy: a kind of intentional pilgrimage of death.
The paintings are large diptychs, oil on stretched canvas with mixed media and various appendages. They are supplemented by drawings including some large drawings made up from many sheets of paper pinned directly to the wall with drawn, painted, and photographic imagery.