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Roadside Attractions

01 June
30 June 1993

Curated by: Susan Shuppli

Roadside Attractions

Wayne Arsenault, Deanna Ferguson & Philip McCrum, Frances Grafton, Lucy Hogg, Oliver Kellhammer, Katherine Kortikow, Sara Leydon, Carol Sawyer, Susan Shuppli, Reid Shier, Warren Murfitt

Curated by: Susan Shuppli

Throughout the month work was installed in transit shelters throughout the city. Initiated by the Or Gallery Board.

 

RoadSide Attractions/ Actions

 

Press Release June 1993

 

During the month of June work by twelve local artists will be installed in transit shelters throughout the city of Vancouver. This project was first initiated in the Fall of 1992 by members of the Or Gallery Board, who as practicing artists themselves, were interested in facilitating ideas beyond the level of discussion necessitated by fundraising and administrative activities. Since that time the project has come to include past, present, as well as, a number of non-board members. Artists who work in a wide range of media and who had not previously considered their work within the context of advertising were encouraged to participate as a way of exploring their ideas in a less familiar but potentially exciting new space. Connections between the individual artists’ work will thus be made which might not have occurred before as a result of the consistent 2D format of the shelters and the act of’ going public.’ While precedents have been set in the use of advertising space for the presentation of issues and concerns not normally addressed in that type of venue, we feel that this project will develop many of the dialogues around ‘public art’ and ‘public space’ that are still in their formative stages in Vancouver. The Or Gallery as project facilitator, is committed to extending the context for the consideration of contemporary art practices. It is our hope that the ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS/ACTIONS project will be able to access a very broad and diverse audience who perhaps don’t find their way to art galleries and in so doing encourage people to consider alternate ways of looking at and thinking about art.

 

Wayne Arsenault : Cambie & 41st Ave
Deanna Ferguson & Phillip McCrum : Commercial & Venables
Frances Grafton : Cornwall & Maple
Lucy Hogg : Dunbar & 17th Ave
Oliver Kellhammer : Broadway &PrinceEdward
Katherine Kortikow : Broadway & Heather
Sara Leydon : Main & 17th Ave
Carol Sawyer : 10th Ave. & Sasamat
Susan Shuppli : Hastings & Cambie
Reid Shier : 4th Ave & Bayswater
Warren Murfitt : Granville between Robson & Smithe