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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
14 Mar 03until27 Apr 03

James Carl


B.C. Binning Gallery

Seventeen paper-made boxes are installed in a gallery space. Some of them are just black and other boxes' surfaces mimic wood patterns. Some of the boxes are open and most of them are closed.

Toronto artist James Carl likes to mix things up — to confound references and test limits and then to step back and watch things get funny. With a title such as Plot, the installation that he is preparing for the Contemporary Art Gallery, he could be reciting a cozy bedtime story, alluding to a secret con­spiracy or making a claim to some domestic real estate. Combining sculp­ture with graphic work, Plot demonstrates his contrary approach to tradi­tional artistic methods and materials, and the ways these things are both conditioned and altered by expectation and use.

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