Contemporary Art Gallery presents Gordon Bennett Be Polite
- June 30, 2017 - September 24, 2017
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Times: Tuesday to Sunday Noon to 6:00pm
- Location: Contemporary Art Gallery
- 555 Nelson Street
- Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
- Admission: Free
Friday, June 30, 2017 - Sunday, September 24, 2017
Contemporary Art Gallery,Vancouver
Alvin Balkind Gallery and Events Room
The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of largely unseen works on paper by one of Australia's most visionary and critical artists, Gordon Bennett (1955–2014).
Working closely with the Estate of Gordon Bennett and IMA Brisbane the show will comprise a selection of works on paper including drawing, painting, watercolour, poetry, and essays from the early 1990s through to the early 2000s. Though rarely seen in exhibition contexts, Bennett's drawing and script form the foundation of his practice. Paper is the site where imagery, words and ideas often found their first expression before being combined into the large-scale conceptual paintings for which Bennett is known. Despite their relatively small scale, works in Be Polite embrace rich layers of Western and Australian Indigenous art history and contemporary politics, a direction Bennett played a leading role in developing throughout the 1980s and continued to explore in his successful career. As such the shared colonial histories with Canada and in particular the plight of local First Nations are set in dialogue across continents. Issues, events and histories are given compelling voice in these provocative and often disturbing images.
For more information please visit www.contemporaryartgallery.ca