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Jerry Pethick, Duchamp Theatre

Jerry Pethick, Duchamp Theatre (2000-2002), mixed media [Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby BC, Nov 5-Dec 17] Collection of Margaret Pethick

Jerry Pethick

Simon Fraser University Gallery
Burnaby BC – Nov 5-Dec 17, 2011

Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Raising La Mama Grande

Jerry Pethick, Lippmann Looking at a Plate at the Sorbonne-Vienna Suite (1982), mixed media [Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby BC, Nov 5-Dec 17] Collection of Merrilyn & John Farquhar

SFU Gallery has mounted a show of the fascinating, inexplicable artwork of Hornby Island artist Jerry Pethick subtitled Works 1968-2003 from Collections on Hornby Island. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by curator Bill Jeffries, Geoffrey Farmer and Michael Turner.

While Pethick’s art has been called “profoundly idiosyncratic and uncategorizable” and Pethick himself a “junkyard visionary,” Scott Watson considered the terms post-photographic sculpture, Concrete Conceptual sculpture and Neo-Cubo-Futurism to describe it. A combination of photography, drawing, sculpture, assemblage, collage, installation and optical devices, Pethick’s sculptural montages address optics and illusory space.

Jerry Pethick
Lunchtime talks with Bill Jeffries – six sessions
Tuesday to Thursday, Nov. 8-10 12:05 and 12:35pm, SFU Gallery, Academic Quadrangle 3004, SFU Burnaby Campus

Jerry Pethick (1935-2003) was born in London, Ontario and spent three years studying at the Chelsea College of Art, London. After working and travelling in Europe for a year, he returned to London where he became an associate of the Royal College of Art. In 1968, he moved to the United States to study holography then returned to Canada in 1975. As a sculptor and multimedia artist, he focused on holography and optic phenomena. His work has been widely exhibited in Europe, the USA and Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada.

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Mia Johnson

Jerry Pethick, Light Impressions (Sleight of Hand) (1993)

Jerry Pethick, Light Impressions (Sleight of Hand) (1993), mixed media [Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby BC, Nov 5-Dec 17] Collection of Merrilyn & John Farquhar


 Wed, Nov 2, 2011