The Named and the Unnamed
May 7 to August 3, 2003
State of Grace, 2002,
inkjet on paper. Photo
courtesy of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver and Howard Ursuliak.
© 2003 Rebecca Belmore and Donna Hagerman, Vancouver.
Belmore's work stages a relationship between bodily performance and sculptural installation, moving from the narrative to the poetic and from action to quiet reflection. Belmore's new work engages a commemoration of the women who have gone missing in the downtown east side of Vancouver, while recalling other unnamed histories that constitute our national identity, and hers. Her performances and multi-media works have drawn critical acclaim in Canada and internationally, including the Biennial of Sydney, Australia, the Havana Biennial, and the Site Santa Fe Biennial.
Organized by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Opening reception: May 7, 6 to 8 pm