Present Tense: Dog Show
July 18 to October 14, 2001
Niki Lederer (Canadian, born 1971)
Schnauzer, from the Dog Map Series, 2001
© 2001 Niki Lederer
Sponsored by The Contemporary Circle
Born in London, Ontario and raised in Vancouver, Niki Lederer has lived and worked in New York City since 1993. Her work has been seen in group exhibitions in New York, London (Ontario) and Vancouver, and she has had solo exhibitions at Rogue Gallery and Open Space, both in Victoria, BC and at Washington Square Windows, New York University. Upon moving to New York, Lederer discovered a canine-obsessed city, and it was there that she first allowed her passion for dogs to infuse her art. Dog Show includes four new series that explore the universal fascination with "man''s best friend."
The AGO is proud to celebrate its centennial year, beginning September, 2001. The Art Gallery of Ontario''s collection comprises more than 25,000 works representing 1,000 years of extraordinary European, Canadian, modern, Inuit and contemporary art. This important collection, along with the Gallery''s preeminence in art education programs, makes the AGO one of Canada''s most significant public resources for the advancement of the visual arts in Canada.