Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions
Curated by Daina Augaitis, with Emmy Lee Wall
May 12 to September 3, 2012.
Opening reception + Live Drawing Performance on Friday, May 25, 2012
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
Again and Again and Again: Repetitive Actions and Serial Formats, features artists who use repetitive actions or serial images to open up perception both figuratively and literally. It features conceptual strategies of repetition, whether it is performance-based and charts the repetitive movements of the body and its limits of endurance, or is produced through systematized, minimalist-inspired layerings of material to create formal objects of intellectual depth and aesthetic engagement. This exhibition offers a number of perspectives on what it means to do something, again and again, demonstrating that repeating an action continuously can bring forth a multiplicity of narratives and interpretations, as well as result in some contemplative or even absurd outcomes. Drawn primarily from the Gallery's permanent collection, with the addition a very few select loans, the exhibition will include artists such as Song Dong, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ed Ruscha, Derek Brunen, Jeremy Hof, Ann Kipling, Joyce Weiland, Agnes Martin, Sol LeWitt and Frank Stella; and on the night of the opening reception artist, Carali McCall and fellow artist Jane Grisewood will complete a live drawing performance; this work is part of their Line Dialogues series; drawing with graphite and charcoal directly on the gallery wall by crossing each other’s paths repeatedly and will remain for the duration of the exhibition.