Decorating the end of the world
May 16-29, 2013
Show opening is on May 16, 2013
Curated by Catherine Elliot Shaw
For the past two decades, Windsor artist Susan Gold has researched and photographed natural history collections to develop imagery for her paintings. Her current investigation explores animal specimens as objects of decoration in relation to architecture. Inspired by Norwegian natural history museum displays, she has layered images of the iconic Isbjørn (ice bear), old master paintings and William Morris wallpapers within architectural spaces to evoke the longstanding relationship of decoration to nature.
Gold has exhibited in Canada, the United States, England, Germany, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. She is a visual arts professor at University of Windsor and a frequent lecturer at international symposia. Her work is represented in public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the King Stephen Museum in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. Susan Gold: Decorating the End of the World has been organized by McIntosh Gallery.