Iain Baxter& Photographs 1958-1983August 10, 2007 - August 10, 2007
The exhibition marks a unique opportunity to see, for the first time, a collection of photographs from one of Canada’s most recognized conceptual artists. In the 1960s, Baxter& formed the N.E. Thing co., which was instrumental in turning Vancouver into an internationally recognized centre for contemporary art. Baxter& has taken photographs since the 1950s, however, most of the work presented in this exhibition has never been exhibited and remains largely unknown. It includes colour prints, Polaroids, and duratrans taken between 1959 and 1984.
‘This exhibition will situate Baxter&’s photographic practice in relation to the development of photography in Vancouver, tracing the way in which Baxter& influenced a generation of West Coast artists including Ian Wallace, Jeff Wall, Roy Arden, and Ken Lum who subsequently have garnered international attention for their work’, says James Patten, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Windsor.