Monday, September 10, 2018 - 08:30 to Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:30
September 11 thru 19, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
IAIN BAXTER& the &MAN - the POWER of &.
Conceptual Artist Exhibition
The Armouries, SoCA Gallery, 37 University Ave. East
Closing Reception Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:00-9:00 pm
IAIN BAXTER& is Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor, Canada. BAXTER& (or, “the&MAN”), has been described as the “the visual Marshall McLuhan of our times.” He is a member of the Order of Canada, as well as of the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Ontario. He received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2004. In awarding him the Molson Prize in 2005, the jury stated that, “IAIN BAXTER& is widely influential as an artist and teacher. His art has made us question, laugh, re-examine and think. He is one of society’s greatest innovators.” His pioneering information art-including experiments with Telex and telecopier-establishes BAXTER& as the first Canadian conceptual artist. Moreover, his innovative photographic practice positions him as a founder of the Vancouver School of photoconceptualism. BAXTER& created and founded the conceptual art project and enterprise N.E. Thing Co. Ltd. in 1966. NETCO was legally incorporated in January 1969, and co-administered with Ingrid Baxter until 1978. BAXTER& has worked for the Polaroid Corporation, and as a creative consultant for Sidney Oland, President of Labatt’s Breweries. His most recent work draws on a life-long exploration of the creative fusion of ecology and the contemporary information landscape. BAXTER& has lived in Windsor, Ontario, Canada since 1988 with his wife/collaborator of thirty years Louise Chance Baxter& and their cat Molson.
Victor Romao, Gallery & Building Coordinator