Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove
June 29 – August 19, 2007
For Kristan Horton’s first exhibition in Vancouver, the Contemporary Art Gallery presented a selection of 38 photographs from Dr. Strangelove Dr. Strangelove. The doubling of the title of Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film is the first key into this ambitious project in which the artist reproduces scenes from the film Dr. Strangelove as sculptures. Using various commonplace items from his studio (a glue-stick, garbage bags, cutlery, felt markers and dirt to name only a few) Horton constructed the overall composition of each scene. He then placed, side by side, a black and white photograph of his improvised constructions with a reproduction of the original film still, amalgamating them into a single printed image. In conjunction with his recent exhibition at the Art Gallery of York University, Horton published an artist bookwork of 200 scenes from this on-going series. He also exhibited as part of the group exhibition We Do This Now at the Power Plant in Toronto and participated in Stutter and Twitch at Bard College Museum, Annandale, New York and in Beyond/In Western, New York at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.