Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rodney Graham

Rodney Graham
The Gifted Amateur, Nov 10th, 1962
3 painted aluminum lightboxes with transmounted chromogenic transparencies
102 x 220 x 7 inches overall

I'll spare you the details, but go see for yourself.
I first saw several of Graham's vivid, too-perfect lightboxes on a recent visit to Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, and without knowing anything about the artist thought, "hey that's Vancouver!" I'd visited the gallery late in the day and was moving quickly to cover the whole basement before closing, but I repeated the name Rodney Graham to myself as I finished my tour, being sure to write it in my journal once back at bag-check. Next to it I wrote, "from Vancouver?"

image via 303 gallery.

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