setting up in stratford
The third solo exhibition of my work, A Four Year Survey at the Stratford Art Gallery (1975) was my first chance to exhibit several series in large, adjacent spaces. The installation required a second pair of hands so friend and artist Doug Kirton, a NSCAD University student at the time, agreed to be fill that need.
My earlier Pie in the Sky experience prompted me to document behind-the-scene activity. At the time, I had no reason to anticipate a particular use for such documentation. Then, recently, I discovered an envelope stuffed with contact sheets - no negatives, just contact sheets - and decided to incorporate the images into this website.
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 further 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 black and white documentation of Stratford existed. Then, another contact sheet emerged from yet another envelope providing a record of the finished exhibition.