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Click here to read an essay
by Cliff Eyland.

Click here to read an interview
with Bernie Miller.

Emma Goldman monument

ABOVE: Veer, monument to Emma Goldman
plastic, glass, film, 20 x 40 x 65 cm, 1:15 scale model, 1997.

Terminations of View: A Series of Proposals
by Bernie Miller and Alan Tregebov

Exhibition: 8 September to 17 October 2003

8 PM - Tuesday 16 September Alan Tregebov/Bernie Miller Lecture, Centre Space, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba.

NOON - Wednesday 17 September: Forum on Public Art at Centre Space, Faculty of Architecture held in co-operation with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture and the Winnipeg Arts Council.

3 PM - Wednesday 17 September Gallery One One One reception with the artists present.

Curated by Cliff Eyland.

In March 2002, Gallery One One One produced with co-curators Colleen Cutschall and Amy Karlinsky the First Nations exhibition Wintercount in bus shelters and a billboard in downtown Winnipeg. Gallery One One One continues its exhibitions about public art with an 8 September to 17 October 2003 display of recent proposals for public billboard-like interventions called Terminations of View: A Series of Proposals by Bernie Miller and Alan Tregebov.

In urban design 'terminations of view' are important urban locations at which symbolically meaningful buildings and structures should be located. Churches often occupy such sites, as do city halls and public monuments. These sites are also often seized upon by advertisers and commercial interests because of their high visibility. Miller and Tregebov have been photographing such urban situations in a number of cities, including Winnipeg, in order to produce their own proposals for monuments.

Miller and Tregebov were finalists in a public art competition sponsored by the Toronto Transit Commission for which they proposed a monument to Emma Goldman the Russian American Anarchist and free speech advocate who had lived for a number of years in Toronto in the vicinity of the chosen site (and in fact died in Toronto). Their proposal took the form of a large red panel that would have blocked out a billboard that terminated the view looking north up Spadina Avenue from as far south as the Spadina Circle in Toronto.

Other proposed Miller/Tregebov towers support signs of erasure derived from a lexicon of such signs -- ellipsis, strikethroughs, delete symbols, cancellations etc.-- that visually block or interfere with the sight lines to commercial structures. Despite the fact that these works are in the tradition of the protest proposal, since there is no expectation that they would ever be built, they draw attention to and protest against, as the artists put it "the unacceptable aspects of a site."

A Gallery One One One CD-ROM about the Bernie Miller and Alan Tregebov exhibition includes an interview with Bernie Miller and an essay by curator Cliff Eyland.

Special thanks: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council, The Winnipeg Arts Council, Eduardo Aquino, Tricia Wasney Emma Goldman monument

ABOVE: Veer, monument to Emma Goldman
Ink and chalk on mylar, 76 x 101 cm competition board (mounted), 1997.

The Terminations of View: A Series of Proposals by Bernie Miller and Alan Tregebov CD-ROM includes an essay and images: $20.00 plus shipping = $25.00 payable to Gallery One One One, 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

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