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BAXTER&BITE: FENCE

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:

Exhibition at the Douglas Gallery

Exhibition at the Douglas Gallery (installation view), 1967, photograph -with Fence (room 403)

 

The Douglas Gallery, located in Vancouver, hosted an exhibition N.E. Thing Co., Centennial Project in 1967 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the nation. Working with the theme of a camping trip, the N.E. Thing Co. displayed many different kinds of three-dimensional landscapes, including store-bought chain-link aluminum fencing and custom-designed tents. This turned the gallery into a mock-up landscape, collapsing the distinction between art and life.

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

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