This out of print publication was published on the occasion of the exhibition ROY ARDEN from April 17 to May 22 by the Contemporary Art Gallery and contains the essay An Artist and his Models by Jeff Wall.
Out of stock, this publication is available to be viewed on request at the CAG Abraham Rogatnick Library. For a pdf of the essay by Jeff Wall please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roy Arden is well known for his austere photographs of Vancouver’s cityscape. His solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery shed light on the other aspect of his practice which is centred on found images, collage and the archive. Entitled UNDERTHESUN, the exhibition commanded all three of the Contemporary Art Gallery’s exhibition spaces, including its two galleries and the windows vitrines and a pictorial artist’s publication was produced. The exhibition included works in multiple media including; drawing, painting, collage and digital collage, video and sculpture.
Whether in his online work, artist’s blog and digital collage or his intimate handmade collages, Arden ‘s incessant digging through the image archive always seems focused on finding the root causes for our present condition. Arden’s subject as always is history and specifically, modernity. His recent adventure with multiple media seems like a search for new diagnostic tools that can offer him insights that could not be revealed through photography alone.MORE