November 10-December 17, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10 from 5:00-8:00 pm
Secondary Occupants/Collected & Observed
Following on the heels of his project and publication The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification, the Buffalo based artist's new project Secondary Occupants/Collected & Observed investigates the symbiotic relationship between homeowners and the unseen occupants that inhabit their households; namely birds, insects and rodents. Set against a backdrop of accumulated graphics, questionable support material and photo-documentation, Montague's diagrammatic installation blurs the lines between taxonomy, graphic design and fiction.
In conjunction with the Fine Arts Speaker Series, Julian Montague will present an artist talk on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:00 pm in East Campus Hall Room 1219.
Julian Montague is best known for his long term project dedicated to developing a system of classification for stray shopping carts which was published in 2006 as The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification (Abrams). He has exhibited widely in the United States at Art in General, New York; Black & White Gallery, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City. His work has received media attention from Art in America, The Journal of Postmodern Culture, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and BBC World Service, and is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Martin Z. Margulies and The Progressive Insurance Company. The artist lives in Buffalo, New York. Julian Montague is represented by Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn. www.montagueprojects.com
Developing out of an initial body of work titled Consecrated Multitude, a glorified six-pack of larger-than-life plastic water bottles, Supermarket combines the original sculpture with a performance captured on high-definition video featuring the artist pushing her enormous water bottles through urban and rural landscapes in a shopping cart. Supermarket is a wry comment on consumerism, recycling and our growing awareness of water as a precious resource.
The artist acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council.
Nadine Bariteau completed her Masters of Fine Arts at York University and her Bachelor in Studio Art at Concordia University. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States, Australia and Russia. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor; The Print Studio, Hamilton; International Print Center, New York; Open Studio Gallery, Toronto; Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury; and the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse. She was the recipient of the 2009 Donald O’Born Family Scholarship at Open Studio in Toronto and is currently teaching printmaking part time at York University and OCADU University. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. The artist lives in Toronto. www.nadinebariteau.com
Please join us for these thought-provoking exhibitions.
The artists will be present at the opening reception.
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
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Images (from left to right): Julian Montague, Secondary Occupants/Collected & Observed (detail), 2010. Nadine Bariteau, Supermarket (detail), 2010. Images courtesy of the artists.