Someone who’s involved in this exhibition, I wager, is a Tragically Hip fan. In the mid-90s the Can-rock stalwarts staged several cross-country tours under the banner Another Roadside Attraction. I saw two of them myself with my sister Brenda — the first in Victoria in 1992 when Midnight Oil was the co-headliner, and again in 1997 in Vancouver when the Hip were backed up by the likes of Ashley MacIsaac, Sheryl Crow and Wilco. Good times.
Curated by the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Jeff Nye, Another Roadside Abstraction features work by Regina artist David Garneau and Toronto artist Monica Tap. Their subject is the Canadian landscape, with source material derrived from still and video imagery taken from motor vehicles (that’s a work by Tap above).
There’s an opening reception for Another Roadside Abstraction tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Central Library, and a panel discussion tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. in the RPL Theatre that also includes Risa Horowitz whose show Blurry Canada opens at the Dunlop’s Sherwood Village Branch Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.
And if you’re looking for something to do after tonight’s opening The Treelines are playing at O’Hanlon’s Pub with Nick Faye