Condensation (A Cove Story)

MichaelSnow_CondensationCoveStory2009Michael Snow, Condensation (A Cove Story),2009. Video projection, Blu-ray, colour, silent. 10:28min. Looped.

Collection of McIntosh Gallery.

Condensation (A Cove Story)

Michael Snow

Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St. London, Ontario

July 5 to 19, 2018
Opening Reception: July 5th from 7 to 9 PM

McIntosh Gallery is excited to present Condensation (A Cove Story) at Satellite Project Space. This 10-minute silent looped projection by Michael Snow premiered at McIntosh Gallery in 2009. The work is a part of the McIntosh Gallery permanent collection but has not been exhibited in London, Ontario since its inaugural presentation.

Referring to both temporal and meteorological conditions, Condensation (A Cove Story)was created using time-lapse photography at Snow’s cabin near Cape Anguille on Newfoundland’s west coast. It is a compressed, condensed recording of an evolving series of weather events and the resulting shifts of light and colour on the wild coastal landscape consisting of the mountains, the windswept fields, the rugged cliffs and rocky shoreline, and the Atlantic Ocean.

About the artist:

Michael Snow, born in 1928 in Toronto, is one of Canada’s best known contemporary artists. He is accomplished in wide array of media, including film, video, photography, music (performance and composition), painting, drawing and sculpture. He has also produced a number of book works, sound installations and holographic exhibits. Retrospectives of his work have been exhibited at the Hara Museum (Tokyo), Centres Georges-Pompidou (Paris), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the L’Institut Lumière (Lyons) and the Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), and others. In addition to numerous prestigious awards including the Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et des letters, France, the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he has also received an honorary doctorate from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and several honorary degrees from a number of Canadian universities. His work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Museum Ludwig (Cologne and Vienna), the Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris) and the Tate (London), among others. Snow lives and works in Toronto.

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This exhibition is presented by McIntosh Gallery and installed at Satellite Project Space.

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London, Ontario

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