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Carl Beam, The North American Iceberg

Carl Beam, The North American Iceberg (1985), acrylic, photo-serigraph, and graphite on plexiglas [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, Apr 8-May 29] Collection: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC

Carl Beam

Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver BC – Apr 8-May 29, 2011

Carl Beam, Columbus Chronicles

Carl Beam, Columbus Chronicles (1992), photo-emulsion, acrylic, graphite on canvas [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, Apr 8-May 29] Collection: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC

Ojibway artist Carl Beam (1943-2005) is considered to have been an influential force in the development of contemporary First Nations art in Canada. Beam’s watercolours, etchings, photographs, photo transfers, installations and ceramics have a painterly, fluid style that – like Rauschenberg’s silkscreens of the early 1960s – combines photo transfers and posterized imagery with fragments of stencilled and handwritten text. The mixed-media collages on canvas, paper or plexiglass integrate multiple photographic images on single picture planes.

This retrospective exhibition at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology includes a selection of more than fifty artworks from Beam’s thirty-year career. The exhibit was at the National Gallery in Ottawa until January, 2011 and will continue to tour to Winnipeg, Regina, Thunder Bay, and the National Museum of the American Indian, New York.

Carl Beam studied at the Kootenay School of Art (1971) before doing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria (1974) and post-graduate studies at the University of Alberta (1975-76). In 2000, Beam was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 2005, he received the Governor General's Award for Excellence in Visual and Media Arts. His work has been exhibited throughout North America as well as in Italy, Denmark, Germany and China. The impressive exhibition is curated by Greg Hill and organized by the National Gallery of Canada.

Mia Johnson

Two Talks at MOA: Sunday, April 10, 1 pm & Tuesday, April 12, 7 pm. Greg Hill, curator of the exhibition offers two different perspectives on his role as curator of the exhibition.
Two Film Screenings at MOA: Saturday, April 16, 1 pm & Tuesday, April 26, 7 pm. Documentary film, Aakideh, explores Beam’s early years growing up on Manitoulin Island and his turbulent years spent at a residential school that not only impacted his life but also his art. Screening time: 65 minutes. For background on the film, visit www.carlbeamdoc.com.

Carl Beam, Time Warp

Carl Beam, Time Warp (1984), acrylic on linen [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, Apr 8-May 29] National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC

Carl Beam, Time Warp

Carl Beam, Time Warp detail (1984), acrylic on linen [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, Apr 8-May 29] National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC

Carl Beam, Time Warp

Carl Beam, Time Warp detail (1984), acrylic on linen [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, Apr 8-May 29] National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC

Carl Beam, Time Warp

Carl Beam, Time Warp detail (1984), acrylic on linen [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, Apr 8-May 29] National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC


 Mon, Apr 4, 2011