Curated by: Reid Shier
Presentation House Gallery is pleased to present Remakes, Variations (1741-2049), an exhibition of new works by Vancouver artist Tim Lee. Thematically oriented around the premise of remaking artworks that, likewise, are remakes themselves, the exhibition features twin bodies of work that both replicate and re-imagine seminal moments in slapstick comedy and classical music. With sources that range from Johann Sebastian Bach to Glenn Gould, and Peter Sellers to Steve Martin, Lee suggestively interpolates himself with the history of his subjects by loosely reconstructing specific works associated with their creators; and, in so doing, maps out an extended timeline that travels from the historical past to the imagined future.
A full colour catalogue, co-published by PHG and Illingworth Kerr Gallery, the first to document Lee’s practice, accompanies the exhibition and include texts by Jörg Heiser, Jens Hoffmann, Monika Szewczyk and Michael Turner.
PHG Touring Exhibition
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB - Oct. 16 - Dec. 13, 2008