Inventory # SP-E07454-001
Agatha (Gathie) Falk
BCSA OC 1928 - Canadian
Development of the Plot
oil on canvas 1988
84 x 240 in 213.3 x 609.5cm
Cineplex Entertainment, Park and Tilford Cinemas, North Vancouver
David Burnett, A Celebration of Contemporary Canadian Art, 1989, page 36, reproduced page 37
This extraordinary large-scale Gathie Falk was originally installed at Cineplex Odeon’s Park and Tilford Cinema in North Vancouver. It was acquired as part of the Cineplex Odeon Art Commission Program, by which major works of art by important contemporary artists were placed on display in Cineplex Odeon theatres across Canada and into the United States.
David Burnett, who was a consultant to the Program, writes, “Through her work as a sculptor, painter and performance artist, Gathie Falk has given expression to the magic of everyday life, finding wonder in simple objects and events…..The Development of the Plot is…..cinematic in feeling. It comprises four panels, with the sense of an action developing in sequence across the panels. Some objects are repeated from one panel to the next, others are introduced and ten transformed: a fan is shown, it opens, turns into a windmill and then back to a closed fan; a light bulb, first seen as a means of dim illumination, later disappears in a great column of flames.”
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