236 Pender St East,
Colin Campbell, production still from the video Shango Botanica, 1977. Courtesy of Vtape, Toronto.
Until 28 January 2023
07 September–26 November 2022
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20 October–24 November, 2012
Curated by: Jonathan Middleton
The Or Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new solo exhibition by Ontario based artist Duane Linklater. The title of the exhibition refers directly to a seemingly innocuous office building in St.John’s, Newfoundland. For this exhibition, the building’s title has been appropriated by Linklater and transformed into a generative point of departure.
Initially, these two words refer simultaneously to the collapse of culture and an opportunity for recovery. Within a constellation of meanings these two words may evoke, Linklaterwill present work about his travel to Newfoundland, and his research into the history of the Beothuck people. Additionally, Linklater presents a new project stemming from email conversations with artist Joanna Malinowska and her project concerning Leonard Peltier and his painting.
Together, these works intertwine to mark forthe coming conversations concerning cultural loss and recovery, appropriation, and the role of production in respect to authority and complicated agencies. Linklater has also invited guests to generate possible meanings around Beothuck Building, presented as talks at the Or Gallery in October and November.
Raymond Boisjoly, October 23, 9PM
Kim Tallbear, October 24, 7PM
Duane Linklater and Joanna Malinowska, October 25, 7PM
David Horvitz, November 18, 2PM