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Provisional Worlds

November 20, 2002 to March 2, 2003

Provisional Worlds

Damian Moppett (Canadian, born 1969)
Impure Systems (1 of 10), 1999-2000
Fuji Crystal archive print mounted on 12" board, edition of 2
Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver
© 2002 Damian Moppett


Provisional Worlds features the works of seven contemporary Canadian and international artists who use mass-produced objects and synthetic materials in ways that shift our perception of the expendable "stuff" which surrounds us everyday. The prevalence of makeshift, provisional structures and common mass-produced objects in their work reflect a world of rapid transitions and a culture of convenience. The exhibition invites a consideration of new relations between the useful and the useless, and the natural and the artificial.

Provisional Worlds presents the works of: Shirley Tse, Christie Frields, Sara MacKillop, Damian Moppett, Kelly Richardson, James Carl and Tony Feher.


Sponsored by the

Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation

Contemporary programming at the Art Gallery of Ontario is supported by

The Canada Council for the Arts through Programming and Operations Assistance to Art Museums and Public Galleries

Additional assistance for the project is provided by

The British Council

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