CHRISTOPHER FLOWER | THE CAVE
SATURDAY 09 APRIL 2005 – SATURDAY 21 MAY 2005
OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY 08 APRIL 2005, cheap 8:00PM – 11:00PM
Photo credit: Peter MacCallum
In The Cave, online Montreal artist Christopher Flower presents a collection of video vignettes throughout a darkened gallery completely wrapped in black polyurethane. The surface reflects the video glow of everyday detritus, broken beer bottles, bouncing balls, marbles, eggs, laundry soap, a cat, from monitors sunk into the cave-like walls. As always, things are not what they seem. Unseen forces disrupt the expected conditions of the constituent video images where water now flows up, a cat stares out from a seemingly absurd position or a bottle shatters under the impact of no apparent force. The Cave is a mirror machine, spectacularly projecting and reflecting the mundane made strange.
Exhibition supported by Drake Hotel.
CHRISTOPHER FLOWER is a multi-disciplinary artist from Montreal working in Video, sculpture, painting, installation, and photography. His work often combines video and installation with kinetic sculpture, integrating a variety of found and purchased materials. Flower holds a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University (2003) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge (2000).