Gerald Ferguson: Compositions 1989-1994
In her catalogue essay for this comprehensive survey of the last five years of Halifax artist Gerald Ferguson's work, guest curator Susan Gibson Garvey writes:"In his latest and perhaps most productive period...Ferguson has given himself permission to plunder the treasury of Western painting, manipulating imagery from sources as early as classical antiquity and as recent as commercial advertising. The resultant rich, often dissonant, range of work provides the content of the current exhibtiion, in which the artist's personal interest in such historical conventions as still life portraiture, vernacular art and the formal structures of Christian art, is held in fine and critical tension with the question of painting's relevence now, at the fin de millennium."
- Publication Credits
- Exhibition Title
- Gerald Ferguson
- Susan Gibson Garvey, Mern O'Brien (foreword)
- Nova Scotia, Painting
- Gerald Ferguson: Compositions 1989-1994, 9 September - 12 November 1995