‚ÄčAllan MacKay‚Äč

26 February 1985 - 23 March 1985
Opening Reception 26 February 1985 8pm

West Gallery:

Mountain My Yes and Other Densities

This installation is a continuation of Allan MacKay’s work in recent years employing altered books. The process of altercation adapts the actual book to an object of high relief or sculpture through the actions of drawing, painting or folding. The inherent content of each book is made evident and visible by an edited selection of image and text. Mountain My Yes and Other Densities incorporates an altered copy of James Joyce’s Ulysses, a projected image of the book, a sound piece with a vocal script loosely based on lines from the novel, and a series of oil/pastel paintings, depicting a panorama of mountains and mist with the text incorporated into the imagery.

Allan MacKay was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1944 and graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art in 1967. Since 1969, he has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Halifax, Lethbridge, Edmonton, and Switzerland, where he is currently living and working. His work is represented in the collections of the University of Lethbridge, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Mendel Art Gallery, and numerous private collections in Canada and Switzerland.