Photo: Melodic Landscape Productions
Alex Morrison: Phantoms of a Utopian Will / Like Most Follies, More Than a Joke and More Than a Whim
Publishers: SFU Galleries and Burnaby Art Gallery
Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Length: 52 pp
Softcover, perfect-bound, colour
Alex Morrison: Phantoms of a Utopian Will / Like Most Follies, More Than a Joke and More Than a Whim is published by SFU Galleries and Burnaby Art Gallery. This publication includes a curatorial introduction, an interview with the artist by Denise Ryner and a commissioned experimental text by Andrew Berardini.
Morrison’s concurrent exhibitions at SFU Gallery and Burnaby Art Gallery looked to the aesthetics of political protest and counterculture, and the processes by which radical impulses are subsumed within commodities and cultural consumption. In his selections from the two gallery’s collections, alongside his own work, notions of authenticity are challenged, particularly when the “authentic” is absorbed into the mainstream. The questions raised by Morrison’s exhibitions not only address historical and social narratives put forward by our institutions, but also the larger aesthetics and complexities of cultural identification.
Curators: Jennifer Cane and Melanie O’Brian
Copy editing: Mandy Ginson
Design: Stacey Noyes, LuzForm Design
Printer: Hemlock Press