Screen and Décor is a group exhibition of artworks influenced by the computer and electronic screens. The show was curated by Rosemary Heather, the former editor of C magazine (2003-2009). Many of the pieces use iteration, fractals and other kinds of repetition. Views of the artworks on the walls are enhanced by coloured Plexiglas panels hung throughout the gallery space, which add depth to the exhibition as a whole. The panels were created by Rodney LaTourelle, who is known for expanding the aesthetics of colour field painting into room-sized installations.
The work of six artists from Canada, Germany and Denmark is featured: Shannon Bool, Simone Gilges, Bernhard Kahrmann, Sanaz Mazinani, Kristine Roepstorff and Emmy Skensved. Most of the imagery is black and white or low-key in colour, and emphasizes the use of digitally generated patterns, collage, digital prints and re-photographed photos. The overall effect is cool and graphic, like a trendy art magazine layout.
Screen and Décor is jointly produced by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Hart House, Toronto, where the exhibition was shown in June 2013.