Iain Baxter

(Ontario, Canada)

Iain Baxter

Since the 1960’s, Iain Baxter, an artist of the era of information highly influenced by the theories of Marshall McLuhan, has brought attention to technological transformations that prompt new modes of perception. This exhibition presents and documents his work, selected projects and audacious ideas including the conceptual N.E. Thing Co. Enterprise, which have permitted Baxter to expand his exploration into the fields of art, the environment, technology, and popular culture.

Iain Baxter& was born in Middlesborough, England, in 1936. After earning a BSc. (zoology) and an MEd. from the University of Idaho, he graduated with an MFA (1964) from Washington State University. His works, both as a solo artist and as founder of N.E. Thing Co., have garnered international critical response. In recognition of lifetime contribution to the cultural and intellectual life of Canada, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada (2003) and awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts (2004) and the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize (2005). Baxter is Professor Emeritus at the University of Windsor.

Vox, centre de l’image contemporaine
1211 St. Laurent Blvd
(514) 390-0382
Iain Baxter&
Curator: Marie-Josée Jean
September 10, 2005 – October 22, 2005
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm
Opening Saturday September 10, 2005 at 5:00pm, artist’s talk

N.E. Thing Co., Inactive Verbs (1969). Détail. Collection de la Banque d’œuvres d’art du Conseil des Arts du Canada