The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of works by the current generation of Vancouver artists. Geoffrey Farmer, Myfanwy MacLeod, Damian Moppett, Steven Shearer, Ron Terada, and Kelly Wood produce engaged contemporary work in idioms that are in international circulation: photo-based conceptualism, exploration of commodity fetishism, interrogations about the status of representation. Their works represent a distinct new outlook: that of the modern menagerie.
The artists are concerned with sources in popular culture, processes of abstraction and the hybridization of media. Much of the work refers to the culture of children and teens as sites of pleasure and gratification no longer available and flirts with the politic of “slacker” culture, defeatism and indifference.
A catalogue has been produced for this exhibition.
6: New Vancouver Modern. Exhibition catalogue.