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February 5th, 2012

This blog post is part of an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario entitled IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958 – 2011. Visitors can scan QR codes in the exhibition space to see additional content relating to specific works in the show such as this image below:

Early Lightbox by IAIN BAXTER&

Early lightbox of vacuum formed paintbrush (installed in Beyond Regionalism), 1965, vacuum-formed plastic mounted to light box/exit sign -with lightboxes (room 410) Baxter Archive/Batch 1 Fonds 1-6, 38/Baxter130

Iain Baxter first exhibited light box works as early as 1965, but with vacuum formed plastic inserted into them instead of photographic transparencies, which he began doing in 1968. The light box housing was a re-purposed exit-sign box. Two of these were exhibited in the group exhibition Beyond Regionalism at the UBC Fine Arts Gallery in Vancouver in 1965.

IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958 – 2011 is open at the Art Gallery of Ontario from March 03 – August 12, 2012

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