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Robert R. Reid: ‘Allied Arts’ Affirmative

Robert R. Reid Allied Arts Affirmative
January 31-March 20, 2017

McGill Library

This Burnaby Art Gallery off-site exhibit is designed to complement an exhibition of printed materials by Robert R. Reid exhibited on the 3rd and 7th floors of Simon Fraser University’s WAC Bennett Library until the end of March this year. That exhibition presents a changing assemblage of documents generated by Robert R. Reid between 1949 and 2017. Many of these items have been drawn from the library’s Special Collections British Columbia Fine Printing Collection.

Our McGill branch exhibit includes the Robert R. Reid designed catalogue for Burnaby’s 1961 National Print Show. This was the first catalogue produced by what later became the Burnaby Art Gallery. The cover features a reduction linocut by West Vancouver artist Jesse Webb. Our exhibit presents eloquent examples of Robert R. Reid's current work as a DIGITAL EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHER. Two other archival works—broadsides designed and printed in 1986 and 1989—anchor the assemblage of contemporary documents.


Please join us for two Saturday afternoon presentations in the Program Room at McGill Library.

On Saturday, March 11 heritage consultant Don Luxton will speak at 3pm.
On Saturday, March 18 , Grant Arnold (Audain Curator of British Columbia Art, Vancouver Art Gallery) is speaking at 2pm 

These talks are moderated by CAUSA research curators—co-founders of the Collective for Advanced and Unified Studies in the Visual Arts and initiators of Robert R. Reid's exhibitions at Simon Fraser University and McGill Library, Burnaby.

Image credit: Robert R. Reid: ‘Allied Arts’ Affirmative install photograph