Clear Cut

Letha Wilson, Two by Four, unique c-print, wood, hole in wall, 2011

Nadine Bariteau, still from Crown, video/performance 28 minutes looped, 2011

Regan Golden, Into the shadows (detail), hand-cut digital lightjet c-print, 2010

Clear Cut, Installation view at Gallery 44

Clear Cut, Installation view at Gallery 44

Clear Cut

Friday, January 11, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013
Opening Reception:
January 11,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

Though landscape photography has a varied and rich history, the exhibition Clear Cut at Gallery 44 proves that there is room for innovation within this venerated tradition. Artists LethaWilson, Regan Golden and Nadine Bariteau represent a new, exciting school of artists engaging landscape, who are applying a tactile, sculptural approach to their practice with the aim of both reasserting the artist’s hand in the digital age and bringing attention to environmental issues. These artists, in particular, punch, cut, perform and sculpt their way forward to bring us original critiques on our culture of consumerism.

Bariteau’s single-channel video, Crown, follows the journey of an oversized pack of water bottles from purchase to disposal.

Golden’s diptychs consisting of photographic prints and graphite transfer drawings, trace and cut the contours of a forest that was cut down to make way for a subdivision.

Wilson’s photo-sculptural artworks involve cutting, punching, pouring and other physical acts in relating the experience of a natural landscape.

Watch Letha Wilson's artist talk at Gallery 44:

Letha Wilson Artist Talk at Gallery 44

Artist Biography: 

Nadine Bariteau is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist who specializes in printmaking, sculpture, installation and video. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal and completed her MFA at Toronto's York University. 

Regan Golden is an artist and writer based in Iowa City, Iowa. Golden earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a BA from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.

Letha Wilson was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Greeley, Colorado. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Wilson received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City, and her BFA from Syracuse University. 

Writer: 

Vanessa Nicholas is a freelance writer and curator based in Toronto, where she works as Programs Coordinator for the OCAD U Student Gallery. She holds a BFA from Queen’s University and an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, England. Since 2009, Nicholas has worked at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Canadian Art magazine, and with the British and Canadian pavilions at the Venice Biennale.