Barbara Meneley : Keeping the Tower and Prairie History Redux

Anon. Barbara Meneley : Keeping the Tower and Prairie History Redux. Regina, Sask.: Dunlop Art Gallery, 2015.

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Abstract (English)

"Performing inside a university classroom, Regina artist and Queens University PhD candidate Barbara Meneley records herself stacking dozens of books to block her entryway, sealing herself off from the world. Trapped behind this barrier of nameless books, Meneley literally digs into the words on printed pages in effort to find freedom in the text." -- Publisher's website.

"Engaging the unique collections of RPL's Prairie History Room, which focus on the history and peoples of the Great Northern Plains, from pre-colonial times to present day, artist Barbara Meneley will create thousands of tracings on translucent paper, selecting images and texts from each item in its holdings of over three thousand archival records, maps, photographs, newspapers, books and other documents. The sheets of paper are hung in layers, so that multiple images may be seen through one another. The installation is kinetic, moving with the air currents that circulate through the space to reveal more delicate, fragmented images. Prairie History Redux envisions our history, from pre-colonial times to present day, as a complex matrix of contradictory narratives." -- Publisher's website.


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Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Fornwald, Blair (Curator); Meneley, Barbara (Interviewee); Matotek, Jennifer (Interviewer); Matotek, Jennifer (Curator)
Dossier: 410 - MENELEY, BARBARA
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Regina, Sask.: Dunlop Art Gallery
Artists: Meneley, Barbara
Event Title: Barbara Meneley : Keeping the Tower; Barbara Meneley : Prairie History Redux
Type: Exhibition
Location: Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, Sask.)
Dates: 5 Sept. 2015 - 14 Nov. 2015; 17 Oct. 2015 - 16 Jan. 2016
Copyright Statement: Dunlop Art Gallery
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Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 15:42
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 19:25
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