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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
16 Jan 04until29 Feb 04

Nestor Krüger

Untitled (room)

Alvin Balkind Gallery

Installation image of Nestor Krüger’s artwork. A transparent board, which is cut out in a triangular shape, leans against a corner of a gallery space. The work is approximately the size of a 3-year-old child.

The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Toronto based artist Nestor Krüger. Krüger's meticulously rendered monochromatic wall paintings have, over the past seven years, explored the perceptual and experiential nature of optics and the specifics of place. In an earlier project he painted a progressively generating series of interiors of a gallery in Halifax onto the walls of a gallery in Montreal, and then in relay, a further series of paintings of the two galleries onto the walls of the Halifax gallery. This dialogue twinned and altered perceptions of both sites. Krüger's work in Vancouver continues in this vein, and elaborates the Contemporary Art Gallery's architecture as a template for an ambitious installation that mirrors and reflects the space to viewers within it.


Nestor Kruger was born in Montreal in 1965, and lives and works in Toronto. Recent solo exhibitions have been at Goodwater Gallery, Toronto (2001, 2003); Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax (2001) and Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco (2001). He was an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (2002). Recent group exhibitions included in through the out door, The Power Plant, Toronto (2002) and Ferveurs, Les Subsistences in Lyon (2001). He is represented by Goodwater Gallery, Toronto.