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Art Gallery of Regina

Exhibition Detail
Curated by: Karen Schoonover
Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre 2420 Elphinstone Street
Regina, SK S4P 3C8

July 7th, 2007 - August 24th, 2007
July 7th, 2007 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Surroundings, Surroundings, 2007, acrylic on canvas
installation, conceptual, landscape, abstract

ROBERT BOS: Surroundings
July 4 to August 24, 2007

Robert Bos' work explores the concept of generation, degeneration and regeneration. Using the landscape as metaphor, this exhibition features a panorama of tree images 110' long that encircle the viewer. In the center, strategically-placed park benches invite the viewer to experience the "forest". Bos' environment is suggestive of reality yet removed. Devoid of leaves, these trees are not dead or dying but rather awaiting rebirth. Bos' images are based on photographs of trees taken in Holland, the artist’s ancestral home. The photographs have been degenerated several times through photocopying and then regenerated in paint in a process symbolic of birth, death, and rebirth. This work calls into question issues of genealogy and the relationship between the present and the past.

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