Desire and Domination Exhibition

The Martyrdom of Saint PeterThe Nanaimo Art Gallery, Vancouver Island University campus location, 900 Fifth Street, Building 330, is presenting Desire and Domination - Imagining the Psyche from October 10 to November 15, 2008. This exhibition features the works of two well known contemporary Canadian artists, Davida Kidd and Diana Thorneycroft, who both work in photography. The objects are unusual in that they are digitally composed with complex backgrounds and dolls as figures. The themes in the works are dark and curious. This provocative show is strongly based in the imagery and content of art history. Pictured here is Thorneycroft's The Martyrdom of Saint Peter.

When viewing the photographic work of Davida Kidd and Diana Thorneycroft, the viewer is immediately aware of the fact that there is play afoot. The dichotomy and strangeness of this art play is that both fun and fear exist in the work simultaneously. What kind of play is represented and who controls the game?

The opening night of Desire and Domination is Friday, October 10, 2008, from 7 to 9 pm, catered by Master Touch Catering. Artist Talks take place on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 4:30 pm. Call 250-740-6350 for more information.

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