Al Mcwilliams

Curated by: Karen Love

Sculptured wall pieces made with sandblasted glass, beeswax, photographs and lead, incorporate images from early Renaissance architectural sculpture to investigate representations of the body and gender relations.

"Through a process of sedimentation. McWilliams embalms his image fragments like insects in alum: they have been caught in the rapid flight of representation, interpretation, and iconic dispersal; they have been cropped from their context and suspended in history without, I am quick to add, suspending history".   Russell Keziere

Supported by the Canada Council, and the Government of Canada, Department of Communications, through the PADAC Art Foundation with assistance from the Equinox Gallery.

A catalogue was published by Presentation House Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition, with text by Russell Kaziere

Exhibition Brochure
Touring exhibition

Oakville Galleries, Oakville ON - Jan. 10 – Feb. 14, 1993

Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON - May 8 – July 3, 1993

Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB - August 21 – Oct. 3, 1993

Sir Wilfred Grenfell Art Gallery, Memorial University, Corner Brook, NL  - Jan. 16 – Feb. 20, 1994


McWilliams, Gallery Invitation
Gallery Invitation