Grier Edmundson's The Work Ahead of Us, opening November 5
Published on October 07, 2009
Watch out for our next exhibition The Work Ahead of Us, by Montreal based artist Grier Edmundson – opening Thursday November 5, at 6pm. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Edmundson’s work has been in numerous exhibitions including solo projects in the US and Europe. His practice is engaged in a dialogue about our current relationship to the image. Edmundson coaxes the audience to look beyond their presumptions to conceive of a new reading of subjects and their histories. Drawing from the literary model of the short story, each installation becomes a non-definitive narrative. Grier often selects understated icons that are at a slight remove from the images that represent key moments in pop history. This creates a gap between our immediate identification of the image, which is tinged with a knowing, self-aware nostalgia and its place in history.