IDYLL Three Exhibitions


Opening reception, Saturday May 31, 1 to 3 pm

Holly Ward: Radical Rupture
Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob: Wildflowers of Manitoba
Audrey Capel Doray: Electronic Seascape and other works including Victor Doray’s Pic-A-Mix
with works from the collection.

The Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present three exhibitions featuring work by Holly Ward, Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob, and Audrey Doray.  Idyll takes measure of the current upsurge of interest in the 1960s in the visual arts.

Audrey Doray was a pioneer in multi-media, interactive and digitally based art when she produced Wheel of Fortune in 1968 and Electronic Seascape in 1969.  This section will also included some of Doray’s paintings and a multi-media work by her late husband Victor Doray.

Wildflowers of Manitoba is a multimedia performance installation by Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob.  The work was featured at the 2007 Montreal Biennale.  It consists of four short films and sound presented in a furnished geodesic dome.  The films show four young men living off the grid in a survivalist camp on the shores of Lake Winnipeg during the summer of 2006.  The loosely scripted scenes establish a naturalist idyll seemingly removed from contemporary life.

Holly Ward’s 2005 work, called Radical Rupture, is an installation that incorporates a recording of a 1967 speech given by Herbert Marcuse in London, “On Liberation from the Affluent Society” as the sound track for a projection of an erratic starry night.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for The Arts.