Friday, April 11, 2008 to Friday, May 16, 2008
The Forest City Gallery is pleased to present how - to featuring the work of artists J-D Boudreau and Phil Delisle. The works of Boudreau and Delisle engage with the gallery through their comical sensibilities and self-consciousness as artists. The ‘white-cube’ is traditionally understood as a space for visual contemplation and negotiation. One enters the gallery space as a place of finality – stripped of the artistic process and lineage of the studio. How-to challenges the ‘viewing-pattern’ set out by traditional art making through site-specific installation and analytical-process paintings. By disturbing the traditional narrative of the gallery space viewers are forced to contemplate the gallery’s role in contemporary art practice.