setting up in stratford
My third solo exhibition, A Four Year Survey, staged at the Stratford Art Gallery (1975) was my first chance to exhibit several series in large, adjacent spaces. Doug Kirton, a family friend and NSCAD University student at the time, agreed to assist with the installation.
Although I had no reason to anticipate further use of such documentation, my Pie in the Sky experience prompted me to record behind-the-scenes activity. Then, recently, I discovered an envelope stuffed with contact sheets: a particularly useful aide memoire across the years.
These small images serve to record a number of works for which no other record exists. Unfortunately, my awareness of the importance of visual documentation was undercut by the lack of a comprehensive written record.
Here, the only two negatives that were printed 8"x10" and kept safe in one of those brown envelopes.
When I began to layout this page, I thought that no more documentation existed. Then, another contact sheet emerged from yet another envelope providing a black & white record of the finished exhibition.