Vancouver exhibition. Photography by Mike Nelson at CAG

Vancouver exhibition. Photography by Mike Nelson at CAG
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Vancouver exhibition. The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Canada of work by renowned two-time Turner Prize nominee Mike Nelson. September 14 to November 3, 2013. Great event! If you have the chance, don’t miss it, Yareah friends.


Image: Mike Nelson, The Amnesiacs (1997), mixed media; site specific installation Gallerie Campbells Occasionally, Copenhagen

Opening: Friday, September 13. 7-10 pm.

Premiering two significant new commissions, the exhibition includes an ambitious series of sculptures produced in partnership with The Power Plant in Toronto, and a new photographic work made in association with the Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, its starting point family photographs taken between 1957 and 1972 by the distinguished Canadian anthropologist Dr. Wilson Duff.

For the Contemporary Art Gallery, Nelson revisits ideas and forms first seen in The Amnesiacs, a serial project begun in 1996, which references a narrative involving an imaginary cast of characters — a group of ‘outsiders’ to the mainstream who uncannily resemble a disembodied late twentieth century biker gang, albeit without bikes. These quintessential outlaws of myth and literature, as depicted in the popular imagination of North America, are paralleled here with another favourite genre; that of the hunter or fur trader, exploring both groups’ economic underpinning of these romantic façades, and the resulting conflicts involved in the expansion of territory.

A forthcoming catalogue on the work of Mike Nelson will feature images and essays relating to his exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and The Power Plant, Toronto. The publication will consider the reoccurrence of the figurative in much of Nelson’s work and will be available in Spring 2014.

Contemporary Art Gallery 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 6R5

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