MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
FEBRUARY 10 – MARCH 4, 1995
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1995 AT 8 PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
RUBBERWORK / COPYWORKS is a rubber stamp/colour copy exhibition/installation by Chuck Stake Enterprizes, with an installation by special guest artists The Skep(tic)ks.
The rubber stamp has overtones of officialdom and bureaucracy; employing stamps in the production of artworks provides such works with a double reading – art subverting the system (rubber stamps were illegal in many of the former East Black countries). Stamps provide an inexpensive, primitive (simple) and self-contained method of reproduction for images/ideas. The works are about life and the interconnectedness of everything. The works are about trying to see the situation holistically and our complete and total failure to do so.
DON MABIE, also known as Chuck Stake, is an artist based in Nakusp, British Columbia who has been performing, drawing, assembling, trading and mailing art since the early 1970s