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No Visible Horizon: 40 Years of Walter Phillips Gallery

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Studio view, 2015 © Courtesy of the artists and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
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Flying Island, 1923
No Visible Horizon: 40 Years of Walter Phillips Gallery
Curated by: Peta Rake

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, AB T1L1H5
Canada
October 7th, 2016 - January 22nd, 2017
Opening: October 7th, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.banffcentre.ca/wpg
COUNTRY:  
Canada
PHONE:  
+1.403.762.6281
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday through Sunday, 12:30 to 5 p.m.
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, conceptual
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

No Visible Horizon dissolves perspective, embraces groundlessness, and imagines possible futures through a series of new and existing contemporary artworks and an anthology of commissioned texts.

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Walter Phillips Gallery examined its history and dedicated its fortieth exhibition to a series of new and existing works by a group of contemporary artists. As a starting point, each artist was invited to create a new work that takes Walter J. Phillips’ unusual Flying Island (1923) print as an open-ended starting point. The floating untethered landmass he depicted hovers above a body of water with no visible horizon. Conjuring divergent connotations; artists’ were invited to respond directly or as a thematic starting point. 

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