Heather Passmore and Carrie Walker: Reflexive Animals

September 8 – October 20, 2012
SFU Gallery

Carrie Walker and Heather Passmore make pictures that introduce animals into what was previously a non-zoological context. Their exhibition, Reflexive Animals, brings together two very different but related projects that explore new avenues of both intervention and appropriation. Passmore's Form Letters, twelve of which are on view, are 40 x 30 inch blow-ups of letters she has received from art institutions, onto which she has drawn and painted scenarios that often involve animals cavorting around the “form” of the missive. Walker's ongoing Found Drawings project, titled Adaptation for this exhibit, involves both shifts in scale and shifts in the context of the habitat depicted in 19th century drawings and paintings she purchases on eBay.

Reflexive Animals, curated by Bill Jeffries, is the second of a pair of animal-themed exhibitions at the SFU Gallery—The Winnipeg Alphabestiary was our previous show. Reflexive Animals is accompanied by a book on the exhibition with texts by Julie Andreyev, Peter Culley and Bill Jeffries.

Curated by Bill Jeffries.


Opening Reception
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 3–5pm