MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 3 – SEPTEMBER 25, 1988
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1988 AT 8PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
In this exhibition the objects describe the territory of a woman who is depicted in the installation. The female reference becomes like the queen of an ant colony who establishes her kingdom. The territory itself is marked by personal symbols seen both on flag-objects and in the drawings. The reference for the territory is an area of land near Urban’s Vancouver studio. The land area is called Songhees and is now being developed.
The analogy of the ant colony will be continued in several ways throughout the installation. A text describing the behavior of the ant colony will be included in the introductory drawings. As well, many of the objects are of a quirky scale which excludes human use and are constructed of scavenged materials.
COLETTE URBAN is an artist who works in various media from conventional materials and media such as drawing to experimental media such as installation and performance. She has exhibited widely, having shown work across Canada and in Europe.