Join Jan Allen, Interim Director, as she tours Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge: The Plague.
Frances K. Smith Gallery
27 October 2012 - 3 February 2013
For the Toronto-based collaborative art team Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, the plague is a cataclysm wrought, not by divine wrath, but by economic systems that reward exploitation at the expense of the common good. This exhibition of recently acquired pieces presents a series of unique, seldom seen works on paper from 1975, and digitally composed photo-based prints from 2006 through 2010.
Spanning the artists’ development from their initial embrace of interrogative politics to their current staged images offering analyses of social and political issues, the show highlights the evolution of Condé and Beveridge’s method and content over nearly four decades. Dedicated to articulating the perspectives of "the 99%," the consciousness- raising queries of the early works are strikingly fresh and pertinent today. Recent pieces address the capitalization of global water supplies, financial power and civil rights with the pair’s trademark comedic hyperbole.
Exhibition curator Jan Allen will offer a tour of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge: The Plague as part of our Art Matters series of lunch-hour talks, on Thursday 1 November, 12:15-1 pm.