Friday, December 11, 2009

Monster

Presented with the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad with the support of the Audain Foundation
Opening Reception February 4, 7:00 pm
Exhibition runs from February 5 to May 8, 2010

Monsters have appeared throughout the ages and in most cultures. Fear, paranoia and the triumph of good over evil manifests itself in horror, polarized societies, and intolerance giving rise to monsters rooted in folklore, mythology, legend, literature, art and popular culture. This contemporary art exhibition features innovative works by leading Canadian and international artists Shuvinai Ashoona, Shary Boyle, Lutz Braun, Beau Dick, Marcel Dzama, Alexandra Flood, Sandra Meigs, Nick Sikkuark, Corin Sworn, Joseph Tisiga, Howie Tsui and Nicola Tyson who explore monstrous sensibilities in their practice.

Image: Shary Boyle, Beast (Highland series), 2007
Oil on panel, 15.75” x 13.8”
Courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects

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