Between city and country lies the zone: the suburb, the urban wasteland, or the strip, where signs of modern culture can be displayed, discarded, or decayed. These artists excavate the zone. Phil Bergerson concentrates on advertising, shop windows, and other forms of display. Michel Campeau visits an industrial wrecking yard where machines are strewn like dead soldiers across the field. Glenn Sloggett points his camera at derelict buildings and abandoned buildings in the outskirts of Victoria, Australia.
Glenn Sloggett documents the neglected, the derelict, and the out of date to express both the frailty and the persistence of hope. In 2001 he won the inaugural John and Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship for an emerging photographer at the Albury Regional Art Gallery in New South Wales, Australia. His works have been featured in many exhibitions, including New Australiana, an Australian Centre for Photography touring exhibition, and Photographica Australis, at ARCO 2002 in Madrid and at the Singapore Art Museum. He represented Australia at the 11th Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh (2004).
Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
3755 Botrel St.
Digs in the Zone: Phil Bergerson, Michel Campeau, and Glenn Sloggett
September 8, 2005 – October 9, 2005
Tuesday to Thursday 1:00-8:00pm, Friday to Sunday 1:00-5:00pm
Opening Sunday September 11, 2005 at 2:30pm, Michel Campeau will speak