setting up in stratford
My third solo exhibition, A Four Year Survey, at the Stratford Art Gallery (1975) was my first chance to exhibit several series in large, adjacent galleries. Doug Kirton, a family friend and NSCAD University student at the time, agreed to assist me with the installation.
Although I had no reason to anticipate future use of such documentation, my Pie in the Sky experience prompted me to record behind-the-scenes activity. Then recently - and deep in a file cabinet - I discovered an envelope stuffed with contact sheets: a useful trove that became an aide memoire across the years.
These small images now serve to record a number of works for which no other record exists. Undid not extend to include a comprehensive written record.
Here, the only two negatives that were printed 8"x10" and kept safe in one of those large brown envelopes. The frame and steps in this piece were made of sheet rubber which made assembly a uniquely aromatic experience.
When I began to layout this page, I thought that no other documentation existed. Then, another contact sheet emerged from yet another envelope thereby providing a black & white record of the finished exhibition.