CURRENT EXHIBITION

Pavilion of Shadows

November 13, 2020 - January 28, 2021

Nic Wilson

curated by Wayne Baerwaldt

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Nic Wilson, A Dying Hare, digital video, 480 minutes, 2020

Pavilion of Shadows is an ever-expanding database of mourning and decay. Marble, ashes, celebrity death merchandise, and photographs of distant galaxies create analogies, both personal and public, to the finite nature of bodies. Though many of the histories, anecdotes, and objects that make up this database are drawn from communal experiences, this work is seated in a particular body and subject-position. Wilson draws on their own embodied experiences and observations to wade through histories of life, death, and the distance between these two states.

Nic Wilson (he/they) is an artist and writer who was born on the unceded Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik) territory now known as Fredericton, NB in 1988. He graduated with a BFA from Mount Allison University, unceded Mi’kmaq territory, in 2012, and an MFA from the University of Regina, Treaty Four Territory, in 2019. He has shown work across Canada and internationally, and was the recipient of a SSHRC graduate fellowship in 2017. His writing has appeared in publications such as Public Journal, BlackFlash Magazine, Headlights Anthology, 7 Mondays, and in his first chapbook Still Life with Dying Flowers which is distributed by Art Metropole and Plug In ICA. Their work often engages time, queer lineage, and the distance between art practice and literature.

Opening reception: Friday, November 13th (by appointment/streaming)
Artist & curator’s talk: Friday, November 13th (by appointment/streaming)

We are limiting the number of people in our gallery space. Attendance at the opening reception is by-appointment only. 

Exhibition Catalogue for Pavilion of Shadows by Nic Wilson with Wayne Baerwaldt's essay Visionary Poetry

Download a copy of the Riso-printed book What I Saw by Nic Wilson from his exhibition Pavilion of Shadows; limited copies available by request from AGR staff at the gallery

Exhibition walk-through with artist Nic Wilson & curator Wayne Baerwaldt on the Art Gallery of Regina's Facebook Page

Images (top row left to right):

exhibition title wall (photo: Don Hall); Nic Wilson, Half Mast, 2020. Installation photo by Don Hall; Nic Wilson, Half Mast (detail), 2020; Pavilion of Shadows installation view: (left) Nic Wilson, Blurry Chysanthemums (after Fantin-Latour), (middle) Nic Wilson, Blurry Hubble Image, (right) Nic Wilson, What I Saw. Installation photo by Don Hall; Pavilion of Shadows installation view: (left) Nic Wilson, Blurry Chysanthemums (after Fantin-Latour), (right) Nic Wilson, Blurry Hubble Image. Installation photo by Don Hall.

Images (middle row left to right):

Nic Wilson, Blurry Hubble Image, framed digital print, 16x16’’, 2020; Nic Wilson, Blurry Chrysanthemums (After Fantin-Latour), framed digital print, 16x16’’,  2020; Nic Wilson, What I Saw (installation detail). Photo by Don Hall; Nic Wilson, A Dying Hare, digital video, 480 minutes, 2020. Installation photo by Don Hall; Nic Wilson, A Dying Hare (still), digital video, 480 minutes, 2020.

Images (bottom row left to right): Nic Wilson, Blurry Still Life-Flowers (After Monnoyer), framed digital print, 11x16’’, 2020. Installation photo by Don Hall; Nic Wilson, Blurry Still Life-Flowers (After Monnoyer), framed digital print, 11x16’’, 2020;  Nic Wilson, Monument, 10.5 x 19', 2020. Installation photo by Don Hall; Pavilion of Shadows by Nic Wilson. Installation photo by Don Hall.

Press Release: Pavilion of Shadows by Nic Wilson

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