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<I>27 X DOUG:</I> Portraits by Larry Glawson
Above: Larry Glawson, Untitled, (Doug showing hickey), silver print, 3.5x5", 1979

27 X DOUG: Portraits by Larry Glawson

Curated b y J.J. Kegan McFadden

19 July to 17 September 2010

CLOSING RECEPTION: Wednesday, 15 September, 5-8 pm
Artist and Curator in conversation at 7 pm, all welcome

Gallery One One One is pleased to announce 27 x Doug: Portraits by Larry Glawson, an exhibition that will showcase selections from his various bodies of work, including Family Album (1983), Private Icons (1986), The Self Portrait Project (1988), Paired Portraits (1992), The Anonymous Gay & Lesbian Portrait Project (1992-2005), and his most recent series, home bodies (2002-ongoing). ). The curator has chosen to represent this thirty-year survey by exclusively dealing with portraits of the artist's partner, Doug Melnyk. McFadden's approach has been appropriated from a previous exhibition at The University of Winnipeg's Gallery 1C03, titled 27 X Sonia: Portraits by Walter Grammate (curated by Sarah McKinnon in 1992), and is explicit in its queer revisioning of history. Included here will be a range of black and white photographs, large-scale c-prints, digital prints as well as a video projection all of which illustrate Glawson's interest in the relationship between the mundane and the sublime, the quotidian and the detailed qualities of a life of work and love.

Larry Glawson is one of Manitoba's pre-eminent photographic and digital artists, and has been an active member of Winnipeg's artist-run scene for more than twenty-five years. He was a founding member of aceartinc as well as a long-standing member of The Winnipeg Photographer's Group and The Floating Gallery, which evolved into PLATFORM: centre for photographic + digital arts. Glawson has been involved with these organizations as both a member and staff person throughout the years. He has also been a professor of photography at the University of Manitoba's School of Art for over fifteen years: as a mentor he has influenced a generation of Winnipeg artists. Glawson received his BFA (Honours) in 1982 from the School of Art, University of Manitoba, followed by an MFA at The University of Western Ontario in 2002.

Guest-Curator J. J. Kegan McFadden is a Winnipeg-based cultural worker whose curatorial interests lay in the realms of feminist and queer perspectives in culture-production and knowledge dissemination, artists' books, and divergent photographic practices. McFadden holds a BA (Honours) in Art History from the University of Winnipeg (2005) and an MA in Art History / Critical and Curatorial Studies from the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia (2007). He is currently the Director / Curator of PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts.

Gallery One One One gratefully acknowledges the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council, School of Art staff and volunteers, Aston Coles, Richard Dyck, The Lab Works, Warehouse Artworks and lenders to the exhibition, Bev Pike, Dave Grywinski, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Kegan McFadden.

Gallery One One One hours are: Noon to 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday. Admission is free. Gallery One One One is located at the School of Art, Main Floor, FitzGerald Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA R3T 2N2 TEL:204 474-9322 FAX:474-7605. The FitzGerald Building is located at the University of Manitoba's Fort Garry Campus next to the University Centre. Parking is available in the Parkade behind FitzGerald Building, and at meter and ticket dispenser lots. Parking is free after 4:30 PM and on weekends. Campus map link.

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