The Sobey Art Award finalists this year: five artists known for installations, representing five different regions of Canada.
Eleanor King’s Obso-les-sense mixed installation, dimensions variable, 2009. King is from Halifax.
Raphaëlle de Groot‘s Port de tete (detail) inkjet print, 51 x 71.5 cm, 2010. De Groot is from Montreal.
Jason de Haan‘s New Jerusalem, 2010, collaged book covers mounted on black linen, 182.9 x 182.9 cm. A floating city/landscape collage from the deconstructed covers of over 1000 1950s-80s science fiction paperbacks. Named for the Biblical City of God that descends from the heavens at the end of time. De Haan is from Alberta.
Gareth Moore’s The Road Through the Forest by Lyman A. William, 2008. Shirt, pants, leather suspenders, shoes, hand-made underwear, hat, stick, 24 photographs, box camera, cigarettes, pillowcase backpack, wool blanket, American currency, seaweed, dried blackberries, steel, raccoon tail, eraser, found painting, glasses, lucky object, button, tobacco, feathers, string, soap, conte drawing, skull, sheet, motel slip 64 x 44 x 33 inches (162.5 x 111.75 x 84 cm). Moore is from B.C.
(Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver)
Derek Sullivan’s installation view of Albatross Omnibus The Power Plant, 2011, 52 artists’ books; ladders, dimensions variable, 2011. Sullivan is from Toronto.