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Artist IAIN BAXTER& talks about key works in new exhibition (videos)

March 31st, 2012

Check out these video clips of artist IAIN BAXTER& talking about some of the art that you will see when you visit IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958 – 2011 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. For 50 years BAXTER& has been radically redefining the role of the artist, integrating photography, installation, sculpture, painting, drawing and performative aspects into his work. This exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958–2011, invites visitors to become collaborators, by engaging with the artist and his work.

In 2005 BAXTER& legally added an “&” to his name, reflecting his collaborative approach to art and his fundamental belief that art requires a strong connection with the viewer. “Life,” says BAXTER&, “seems to be about ands. After we leave this life and this planet, only an & remains.”

Ecology and the environment are key themes in this exhibition.

1. Zero Emissions


IAIN BAXTER& (Canadian, born 1936) Zero Emissions, 2008 taxidermied animals, car exhaust pipes, and painted metal C-clamps dimensions variable Collection of the artist Photo: Art Gallery of Ontario ©2012 IAIN BAXTER&

IAIN BAXTER& (Canadian, born 1936) Zero Emissions, 2008 taxidermied animals, car exhaust pipes, and painted metal C-clamps dimensions variable Collection of the artist Photo: Art Gallery of Ontario ©2012 IAIN BAXTER&

2. Paris Beauty Spots

Iain Baxter (Canadian, born 1936) Reflected Paris Beauty Spots (Louvre), 1980 14 large-format Polaroid photographs 77.5 x 55.9 cm each Purchased 1985 with funds provided by the Alberta 1980’s Endowment Fund From the University of Lethbridge Art Collection Photo: Jane Edmundson, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery ©2012 IAIN BAXTER&

Iain Baxter (Canadian, born 1936) Reflected Paris Beauty Spots (Louvre), 1980 14 large-format Polaroid photographs 77.5 x 55.9 cm each Purchased 1985 with funds provided by the Alberta 1980’s Endowment Fund From the University of Lethbridge Art Collection Photo: Jane Edmundson, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery ©2012 IAIN BAXTER&

3. Vacuum form works

Iain Baxter (Canadian, born 1936) Landscape with One Tree and Three Clouds, 1965 acrylic paint on vacuum-formed plastic 81.3 x 95.9 x 6.5 cm Gift of David P. Silcox and Linda Intaschi, 1990 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Photo: Art Gallery of Ontario ©2012 IAIN BAXTER&

Iain Baxter (Canadian, born 1936) Landscape with One Tree and Three Clouds, 1965 acrylic paint on vacuum-formed plastic 81.3 x 95.9 x 6.5 cm Gift of David P. Silcox and Linda Intaschi, 1990 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Photo: Art Gallery of Ontario ©2012 IAIN BAXTER&

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