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April 4, 2008

We are pleased to present;
PULSE 2: FILM AND PAINTING AFTER THE IMAGE curated by filmmaker, Barbara Sternberg for the Images Festival.

North Gallery
April 5 – May 3

Opening: Saturday, April 5, 12- 5pm.
Some artists will be present


Pulse 2 brings experimental film into dialogue with contemporary abstract painting by presenting the two art forms adjacent to one another in the same gallery space. The films were selected for their tendencies to dismantle the stability of the representational image, or to dispense with it altogether, and the paintings for their matching emphasis on optical vibration, repetition, rhythm, layering and blurring of figure-ground distinctions.

Instead of the fixed image of narrative cinema and representational painting, this selection brings out the counterimage (and afterimage) of process. This optically active environment emphasizes the shared concerns of artists who work in time-and-space-based media.

The filmmakers are Vincent Grenier, Rose Lowder, and Fred Worden. The painters are Cora Cluett, Nicole Collins, Angela Leach, and Monica Tap.

Pulse was originally curated by Ingrid Jenkner and Barbara Sternberg for Mt. St. Vincent Art gallery, Halifax. Pulse 2 is a newly curated version of that exhibition.

The Images Festival showcases contemporary moving image culture and runs from April 3 – 13, 2008.  A fully illustrated catalogue is available at all venues.

For more information:

Cora Cluett, Canada; Real Enough to Withstand the Circumstance of Nothing, 2005, oil on canvas, (detail)

Nicole Collins, Canada; one.16.11, 2006, oil, wax and pigment on canvas, 36" x 36 "

Vincent Grenier, Canada/USA; Tabula Rasa,1993-2004) 16mm (on video) 7:30 min. color, sound.

Rose Lowder, France; Les Tournesols,colores 1983, 16mm(on video) 3min.

Monica Tap, Canada; Untitled For RC, 2005, oil on Canvas, 59” x 79”

Fred Worden, USA; Here, 2005, Video, 11min.