Greg Staats Condolence Untitled_liminal_effort

Date(s): Jan 18 to Feb 19 2011

Exhibition

G. Staats, 2010

Discussion avec Martha Langford et Greg Staats dans le cadre de l’exposition Condoléances. January 14, 2011.

From a real-time performance to a video as electronic archive exhibited in the gallery, untitled_liminal_effort is the first of a series of attempts by Greg Staats to redefine his relationship to the Haudenosaunee [Iroquois] concept of condolence and its restorative aesthetic and effects on those who grieve and those who condole. Staats’ effort at an oral translation is at once a personal confrontation and a continuum of performative burdens.

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G. Staats, 2010

Greg Staats (b. Ohsweken, Ontario) is a photographer and video artist whose works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world. He has had solo exhibitions at the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Gallery, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Mercer Union, Kelowna Art Gallery, Gallery TPW, Toronto. Group exhibitions include: Ottawa Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art.

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

Condoléances Effort_liminal_sans_titre Condolence. Greg Staats – Photo Paul Litherland, 2011

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