“Breathless Days 1959-1960: A Chronotropic Experiment”

Opening Reception: May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Runs April 16 to June 2, 2010.

This exhibition of painting, photography, collage, and prints includes work from the Belkin Art Gallery Collection, and loans from the Vancouver Art Gallery and Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft.

The works draw a constellation of ideas and aesthetic propositions from Vancouver, Cape Dorset, and the San Francisco art scenes circa 1959-1960, including Canadian abstract expressionism, early Inuit Art, and the Beat movement.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with the conference Breathless Days: 1959-1960 on May 1 ­ 2, 2010, held at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Room 301, 1961 East Mall, UBC.

The curatorial group for this exhibition is Carla Benzan, Allison Collins, Shaun Dacey, Aldona Dziedziejko, Darrin Martens, Sarah Todd, and Scott Watson. We thank the Vancouver Art Gallery, Geoffrey Farmer, Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft for lending works of art and the Canada Council for the Arts for its ongoing support.

For further information please contact: Naomi Sawada at naomi.sawada@ubc.ca, tel: (604) 822-3640, or fax: (604) 822-6689.