Rhubarb, rhubarb, peas and carrots

Fornwald, Blair. Rhubarb, rhubarb, peas and carrots. Regina, Sask.: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"Rhubarb, rhubarb, peas and carrots takes its title from the murmurings of background actors in theatre and film. When repeated by a group of people, phrases like "rhubarb, rhubarb," "peas and carrots," "watermelon, cantaloupe,” or the nonsensical “walla, walla,” “natter, natter,” or “grommish, grommish” mimic the natural cadence and tone of indistinct chatter. It is an instance where language does not signify, where our eyes and ears are simultaneously fooled into thinking that the nonsensical, meaningless, and surreal is normal and intelligible conversation. Here, the phrase serves to unite the works of five artists whose practices explore sound, music, language, highlighting discrepancies between what is said, meant, heard, and understood." -- Publisher's website.


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Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Fornwald, Blair (Author); Fornwald, Blair (Curator)
Dossier: 355 - DUNLOP ART GALLERY (Regina)
Collation: 11 p. : col. ill.
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Regina, Sask.: Dunlop Art Gallery
Artists: Gee, Erin; Hlady, Marla; Lincoln, Erika; Loveless, Stephanie; Moffat, Ellen
Event Title: Rhubarb, rhubarb, peas and carrots
Type: Exhibition
Location: Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, Sask.)
Dates: 17 July 2015 - 5 Sept. 2015
Copyright Statement: Dunlop Art Gallery
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Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 21:20
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 21:20
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/27863
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