Janice Gurney: Credits (extended)
March 23 to June 02, 2012
This installation by Toronto-based artist Janice Gurney features a series of 7 photographic panels arranged beneath a selection of works from the Museum's permanent collection. Gurney's panels, Credits and Credits (extended), feature the names of a network of actors that have become part of Gurney's working life as an artist in Canada for over thirty years. For this installation, Gurney included works by the artists in the collection of Museum London whose names are listed in Credits (extended). Some of these artists are closely connected with London: Greg Curnoe, Jamelie Hassan, Ron Benner, David Merritt, Patrick Mahon, Robert Fones and Arlene Stamp. Other artists in the collection are Andy Patton, Joanne Tod, Will Gorlitz, Micah Lexier, and Robert Flack. A larger network is thus formed, not only because of the connection these works have as parts of the Museum’s collection, but also as works made by artists who are connected to her.
Gurney was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She received a B.F.A. (honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1973 and a M.V.S. from the University of Toronto in 2007. Featured in solo and group exhibitions in venues across Canada, Gurney's work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto); the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg); and Museum London. Her work is represented by Wynick/Tuck Gallery (Toronto). Gurney is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art and Visual Culture at Western University.