1. IAIN BAXTER&: Works 1958-2011

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    Nov 5, 2011 – Jan 15, 2012 Iain Baxter legally changed his name to IAIN BAXTER& in 2005. He appended an ampersand to his name to underscore his belief that art is about connectivity, contingency, and collaboration with a viewer. In 1965 he formed a collaborative art-making entity titled IT Works, which subsequently evolved into N. E. Thing Company, a corporate-styled entity whose copresidents were BAXTER& and his then-wife, Ingrid. Producing a diverse array of projects that encompassed conceptually based photography, pioneering works of appropriation art, and gallery-transforming installations, the N. E. Thing Company offered a new model of art-making, allowing the artists to remain anonymous and masquerade in the guise of business people. Collapsing the boundaries between art, commerce, and everyday life, BAXTER&’s protean and peripatetic work has unfolded over five decades and proved difficult to locate within conventional critical or art historical narratives. A relentless emphasis on reaching out to the viewer, a core concern with ecology and the environment, and a belief that art must assume plural means and media, inform BAXTER&’s early credo: understanding that “art is all over.” This exhibition seeks to appraise the remarkable achievement of this artist, and to position his contribution in relation to mainstream histories of conceptual art, photography, and installation art. Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario mcachicago.org

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    • IAIN BAXTER&: Information/Location, North Vancouver

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      Video of the making of the NVMA show IAIN BAXTER&: Information/Location

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      • Histographic Self Portrait

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        This was a project in development for my senior level drawing course with Iain Baxter& at the University Of Windsor. The project was to create a self portrait. I have had a recent interest in Max/MSP/Jitter and thought to use the histograph abilities, taken from a live camera. I used 'face detect' from Open.CV to detect a person, which starts the rapid flow of colours as the screen projects the histograph one colour band at a time. The face detects also allows only one person to start the projection, if two or more faces are detected the projection will stop. Music: Boards Of Canada - 747

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