Retrospective exhibit on Iain Baxter& moves to AGO

Anyone who didn’t make it to Chicago last fall to see the exhibit spanning the career of conceptual artist Iain Baxter& will soon be able to view it a little closer to home.

Consisting of more than 100 pieces and 200 photographs, Iain Baxter&: Works 1958-2011 opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto this Saturday and will remain there for about six months.

A professor emeritus in the School of Visual Art, Baxter& – who legally added the ampersand to his last name in 2005 – recently saw the retrospective collection of his career hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

While the space in Chicago didn’t allow for a complete retrospective of his work, he said it still provided him with an opportunity to reflect.

“You really think about all the work that you’ve been doing,” said Baxter&, who joined UWindsor in 1988. “It’s nice to see the arc of your development as an artist and the connections between it all.”

Read a feature article about Baxter& written by Ted Shaw for The Windsor Star.