Vancouver, July 24, 2002 - the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce the opening of GLYPTOMANIA, the First Vancouver Sculpture Show of the 21st Century. The exhibition opens August 2nd and runs through to August 30, 2002.
GLYPTOMANIA, a major group exhibition of sculpture in BC, features representative works by fourteen artists whose primary practice is the production of three-dimensional objects. GLYPTOMANIA demonstrates the breadth of sculptural practice in the region and the commitment of its practitioners to ideas of physical making in real space.
The works of these artists suggest that considered attention to objects and their effects has a necessary and critical social function. Contemporary sculptural practice is significant in light of the current economic success of commodified object production and the triumph of virtual representation.
The artists in this exhibition are Mowry Baden, Roland Brener, Daniel Laskarin, Liz Magor, Warren Murfitt, Jerry Pethic, Elspeth Pratt, Richard Prince, George Rammell, Geoffrey Smedley, Greg Snider, Alan Storey, Grant Watson, and Rob Youds.
The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5pm at the Bartlett Exhibition and Performance Space of Simon Fraser's School for the Contemporary Arts, located in the Visual Art Studios at Alexander Centre, #330 - 611 Alexander Street in Vancouver, BC.
The exhibition has been organized by Greg Snider, who teaches visual art in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.