artist | 4 ProgramsArtists Polly Bak
- January 4, 1989 to January 14, 1989
Open Heart: 1999 Members Group Show: Dawn Richard, Jean MacRae, Danielle Peacock, Daav MacNab, David Asmodeus, Polly Bak, Georgie Haggerty, Garry Ross, Ken Gerberick, Kempton Dexter, Spike, Joey Schwartzman, Merle Addison, Hillary Wood, Pat Beaton
By Daav Macnab, Danielle Peacock, David Asmodeus, Dawn Richards, Garry Ross, Georgie Haggerty, Hillary Wood, Joey Schwartzman, Kempton Dexter, Ken Gerberick, Merle Addison, Pat Beaton, Polly Bak, Spike
- March 30, 1987 to April 18, 1987
Trace elements is an exhibition of 14 artists currently working in assemblage in Vancouver. The past several years have seen a resurgence of collage/assemblage as a medium for artwork in this city. This form is one of the most popular art forms of this century. From early work by Duchamp and Schwitters to the collages of Motherwell, the combine paintings of Rauschenberg, the intricate boxes of Cornell collage/assemblage has been an important tool artists use to reflect the modern world. In Vancouver today a large group of artists involved work solely in this form and an overview of the wide range this work encompasses will be the focus of the exhibition. Hosted by the Pitt International Gallery.
By Daav McNab, Danielle Peacock, David Asmodeus, Dianne Radmore, Hillary Wood, Kempton Dexter, Ken Gerberick, Lenna Greer, Lunar Suede, Polly Bak, Roy Green
- Curated by Glenn Alteen
- March 3, 1987 to March 14, 1987
Any collassemblage artist is essentially a trash collector. Collecting modern-day trash means collecting a lot of plastic and plastic has three great drawbacks as objet d'art: it is not intrinsically beautiful as paper and wood, it has no grain, no organic fibres; nor does it weather in interesting ways as wood or metal, it doesn't acquire patina only a bunch of scratches. Plastics also come in a fairly limited range of garish colours.
By Polly Bak