Sunday, June 2, 2013

Spring Clean #2

A picture I took last July in the water-closet of our Berlin residence.

This picture was also taken in Berlin, but in April, a couple evenings before I visited the Kippenberger exhibition. The occasion was a DAAD dinner, and the man across the table (his hand not unlike my fork) is the artist Jimmie Durham. To Jimmie's left, the artist Maria Theresa Alves.

The entrance to Active Pass (moving east to west) has Mayne Island to the south and Galiano Island to the north. The picture below is mostly of the southern sky above the Strait of Georgia, though it includes the tip of Mayne, a strip of land that, over the years, has come to mean something to me.

After the opening of my exhibition at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria we moved to a 1950s-era bar located in the huge copper dome above Paul's Motor Inn. This bar has had many names over the years, but the current version is called the Copper Owl and is run by a group of twenty-something artists.

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