The next in the edition of Wood Calling Bronze has just arrived at WTG@S27, our 401 Richmond studio.
The wooden maquette of a 50′s era phone originally starred in the Michael Snow’s 1985 holography installation Still Life in 8 Calls, in one of the ‘calls’ of each work of the 8 holograms. Still Life in 8 Calls was commissioned for the Vancouver’s Expo ’86 and is now in the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
In 1989 a little modification was done to the all-wood original phone to make it cast-able and in the maquette’s casting (and destruction, as part of the casting process), its final calling to bronze –still pulsing with energy and history to this day.
For further images: The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
The Canadian Art Database: Artist Files, Image Detail View,1985, Still Life in 8 Calls
On October 28th, Snow is playing in a synthesizer duo as part of The Bentway’s programming.
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Opening on October 24th, Snow has work included in a large group exhibition of very small works at the OCAD Onsite Gallery.
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