Roy Arden: Fragments (Photographs, 1981-85)

Curated by: Karen Love

Colour photographs taken from 1981 to 85 by Vancouver-based artist Roy Arden, reflecting his interest in photographs “full of flesh and things”, which function “as a lyrical but Realist poetry.” Arden produced these portraits and details of urban texture in Vancouver, Paris, Geneva and Berlin.

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts

Presentation House Gallery published a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition, with texts by Peter Culley and Roy Arden.

Gallery Press Release
Events

Sunday, April 30, 2 pm | Artist Talk with Roy Arden

Touring Exhibition

Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON - Jan 26 - March 24, 2002

Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB - May 17 - June 29, 2003

Fragments, Roy Arden, exhibition publication
Fragments, Roy Arden, exhibition publication
Roy Arden, fragments, Gallery Invitation - front
Gallery Invitation - front
Fragments, Arden, Gallery Invitation - back
Gallery Invitation - back
Roy Arden, Kevin Hatt (#1), Vancouver
Roy Arden, Kevin Hatt (#1), Vancouver
Roy Arden, Michaela, Vancouver
Roy Arden, Michaela, Vancouver
Roy Arden, Greg Girard with Coat, Vancouver
Roy Arden, Greg Girard with Coat, Vancouver
Roy Arden, Stan Douglas (#1), Vancouver
Roy Arden, Stan Douglas (#1), Vancouver

Roy Arden: Fragments

The publication showcases colour photographs taken from 1981-85 by Vancouver-based artist Roy Arden, reflecting his interest in photographs “full of flesh and things”, which function “as a lyrical but Realist poetry.” Fragments reflects his experience of the world in a fashion that is personal but not autobiographical, essentially melancholic, and revealing of a time and space overlooked by means-end rationality. Arden produced these portraits and details of urban texture in Vancouver, Paris, Geneva and Berlin. Text by Peter Culley and Roy Arden.

Designer: Timming & Debay
Printer: Hemlock Printers

Exhibition dates: April 15 - June 4, 2000, followed by a touring exhibition.

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