Out Here in Space

2005
6 lambda prints on aluminum, 16 x 20 in to 26 x 48 in / 40 x 50 cm to 90 x 120 cm

Treated as negative film in an otherwise film-less process, the skin of the artist’s back takes on the transparency of endless distance.

Out Here in Space, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2005)
Circling the Inverse Square, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario (2013; Curator: Shannon Anderson)

Untitled (invisible thread)

2003-2004
nylon thread, size varies

Fine nylon ( “invisible”) thread is looped in and out of itself into an apparent tangle and suspended in a daylit room. The room at first appears to be empty, the mass of lines being only perceptible from certain vantage points.

many things were left unsaid, Gairloch Gallery of Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada (2003)
Avancer dans le brouillard, Musée National des beaux-arts du Quebec, QC (2004
collection: Musée National des beaux-arts du Quebec, QC, 2005

Domestic

2003
inkjet print on polyester, steel frame (48 X 56 in / 122 x 142) cm with fan

A fabric-printed photograph of clouds seen from a plane is stretched over a steel frame supported a few inches above the floor. A fan nearby causes a vertiginous rippling of the image.

many things were left unsaid, Gairloch Gallery of Oakville Galleries, ON, Canada (2003);
curator: Kim Simon

Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada (2006)

Cumulous

2000

Installation: plastic bags (7 X 9 in and 9 X 12 in); steel wire; nylon fishing line

Small plastic bags, each filled with a breath of air, are suspended by fine, coiled wires at head height. Holes made through gallery walls let in air, wind, dust, snow. The viewer may walk amidst the bags — they bob about and cling to hair and clothing, whispering around the ears.

Cumulous, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (2000); curator: Joan Stebbins
Breathing Room, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (2001); curator: Anthony Kiendl
Bonheur et simulacres, La Manif d’art 2, Ville Québec, Canada (2003); curator: Bernard Lamarche
Conversations with light and air, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Canada (2010); curator: George Harris
photos: Don Gill (courtesy SAAG)

over + fluff

1997
3000 plastic bags; steel wire; 4 photographs, each 21 X 24 in / 53 x 60 cm

The installation is composed of two works which complement each other: over is made up of plastic grocery bags massed just overhead, across the entire gallery space. Each is filled with air, tied, and suspended with a coiled steel wire. They are lit only by the lights which illuminate fluff, a group of four photographs.

over + fluff, Galerie articule, Montreal, 1997
(fluff, collection Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, exhibited 1999, 2001)
installation photos: Paul Litherland