Toronto artist James Carl combines a precise examination of the lexicon of sculpture with an abiding interest in the artifacts of public social life, filtered through the ubiquitous technologies and materials of contemporary industrialism. Travel, and the infection of socio-ethnic singularities, imparts to the work a state of in-between-ness, demonstrated in a series of corrugated cardboard stoves, washing machines and refrigerators that were constructed from the packing boxes for these same objects. Carl’s work for this exhibition included a representative sampling of recent work as well as a large installation work constructed specifically for the Contemporary Art Gallery.
This exhibition catalogue documents James Carl's 2003 exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Open Space, Victoria. The publication includes an essay by Robin Peck, and Christina Ritchie's interview with the artist. The publication also includes a text contribution from Margrét H. Blöndal, a biography, and a number of exceptional full-page colour images of the artworks and installations.MORE