Regarding Landscape
May 12, 2002 - Jun 30, 2002





An exhibition organized by Gregory Salzman


Robert Adams, Tom Bamberger, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Vija Celmins, Robin Collyer, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Stan Douglas, David Driscoll,  Olafur Eliasson, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Will Gorlitz, Rodney Graham, Gary Hill, Roni Horn, Geoffrey James, Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky, David Korty, Justine Kurland, Matts Leiderstam, Clare Richardson, Jean-Jacques Rullier, Tokihiro Sato, Adrian Sciess, Maria Serebriakova, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Marc Trivier, Jeff Wall, James Welling, Robert Wiens


May 12 to June 30, 2002 Presented concurrently at the Art Gallery of York University, The Koffler Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. September 12 – October 27, 2002  in Montreal, a reprise at the Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts.


Regarding Landscape is a survey exhibition of contemporary landscapes. Organized by Toronto-based independent curator Gregory Salzman, the exhibition will present a range of significant contemporary landscape work by established and emerging Canadian, American and European artists, across a variety of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video.


The curatorial premise of this project is to invoke landscape’s multiple concerns. Equally, the show seeks to convey landscape’s perennial satisfactions deriving from deep human attachments to nature. The intent is to treat the show itself as a landscape and through the selection and presentation of work to pay attention to certain parameters intrinsic to the experience of landscape both as reality and as an art form:  distance, relations of foreground/background, space, scale, temporality, movement, light, tempo and rhythm, tone, texture, metaphor, memory. While the show intentionally lacks any central thesis that would artificially limit the natural scope of its subject, the question of what exactly qualifies a landscape as contemporary and why, correspondingly, certain landscapes resonate, is fully at issue here.


We read landscapes and we also experience them with all our five senses. Landscapes which connect the activity of reading and of sensing and in which different orders of information come together and reinforce each other are those which are likely to resonate in our mind and imagination.  A catalogue in the form of a photo album which also contains many brief texts regarding landscape and the work in the exhibition will be published.


For further details please contact:              Carolyn Bell Farrell, The Koffler Gallery   (416) 636-1880 ext.268

Kathleen McLean, Art Gallery of York University   (416) 736-5169

Camilla Singh, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art  (416) 395-7430


——————Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Sunday: 12-5 p.m.           Admission FREE

Media Contact:  David Liss – 416-395-7599               Public Information:   416-395-0067