Monday, November 24, 2008

Summerland in Vancouver

The Contemporary Art Gallery is currently presenting new works by Vancouver artist Shannon Oksanen. 

Titled Summerland, the exhibition consists of a remake/meditation on the waterskiing scene in the film Viva Las Vegas as well as a series of paintings and drawings that extends the Elvis theme. 

The works comment on the shifting landscape of American thought and culture during the period (mid-late 1960's) and draw on aesthetics and nostalgia, among other things, to illustrate this change.

Shannon Oksanen will give an artist talk at the CAG on Thursday, December 4 at 7pm. The exhibition runs until January 18, 2009.

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