Alvin Balkind Gallery and CAG Façade
The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Vancouver artist Ron Terada. Terada's recent work uses the exhibition as a medium, and employs promotional and didactic material — things that might normally be thought of as ancillary to the art itself — as raw material. In Catalogue, Terada will occupy and exaggerate the mandate of a public institution by making private patronage the content and means of the artwork. Catalogue will take the form of an exhibition publication. The catalogue will look and function like any other publication would within the typical institutional frame of an exhibition. But by highlighting the patronage of those who collaborated with the artist in support of the show, the catalogue aims to re-align conventions which presuppose such contextualizing and legitimating vehicles as supplementary.
Recent solo projects by Ron Terada include the magazine Defile, Art Metropole, Toronto and Big Toast at the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, which opened at the Seattle Art Museum before touring to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Wattis Institute, Oakland and the Vancouver Art Gallery. His work was also included in the 2003 Prague Biennale and Subscribe: Recent Art in Print at Bard College, Annandale, New York. He is represented by the Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.