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Alex Morrison

Sept 4-Nov 8

Alex Morrison: Phantoms of a Utopian Will / Like Most Follies, More Than a Joke and More Than a Whim

September 4-November 8, 2015
SFU Art Gallery + Burnaby Art Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3 

This exhibition is a collaborative endeavor between SFU Gallery and the Burnaby Art Gallery. These tandem exhibitions present the work of Canadian artist Alex Morrison and include two newly commissioned projects, as well as works selected by the artist from the institutions’ collections. Morrison’s practice investigates built environments and their often counter-cultural inhabitation. His analysis of architectural styles, the historical context of their construction and the evolution of their use over time informs his research on the two sites of SFU Gallery and the BAG. In doing so, Morrison troubles not only historical and social narratives but also the aesthetics of cultural identification. 

Alex Morrison (b.1972) was born in Redruth, UK, and currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He recently exhibited his work in My House is My World at the Kölnsicher Kunstverein (Köln, Germany, 2012). His work has also been included in international exhibitions at the Witte de With, Rotterdam (2012); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2012); Artspeak, Vancouver (2010); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2010); CSA Space, Vancouver (2009); and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2008). 

Concurrent exhibition runs at SFU Gallery from September 5 to December 11, 2015.

Sept 4-Nov 8


Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3 7-9 pm

Join us for the opening reception at the Burnaby art Gallery. The evening will feature opening remarks, followed by a reception and unveiling of a new artwork permanently installed in the Fireside Room. Beer sponsored by Steamworks Brewery. 

BAG Steamworks Logo

Artist Talk & Bus Tour: Saturday, September 5 12-2pm

Free bus trip from Vancouver to SFU and Burnaby Art Galleries, leaving from SFU Audain Gallery, Vancouver at 12noon. Pre-registration required, please book at sfugallery@sfu.ca

Drop-in Tours: Saturday, October 24 2-4pm

Mandarin & English Speaking Guides
Join our knowledgeable guides for a tour of the current exhibit.
Tours begin at 2pm and run every half-hour.

Image credit: Alex Morrison, Raised on Mouldy Bread (detail), 2015, Digital Rendering, inkjet on epson hot press bright paper, image courtesy the artist.