Space Invader - until April 23

In retrospect, the rocket-like fins of a ’59 Cadillac were the perfect emblem for SPACE INVADERS, the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s unforgettable 1985 survey of current trends in contemporary sculpture. Gracing the catalogue cover, the Caddy’s futuristic rear grille alerted visitors that the artists in this show had more affinity for automotive parts and modern technology than for marble and bronze. Featuring nine artists from Canada, USA, Britain and France—Edward Allington, Kate Blacker, Jonathan Borofsky, Roland Brener, Tony Brown, Bertrand Lavier, Ken Little, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, and Bill Woodrow—the exhibition garnered attention from coast-to-coast and remains, to this day, one of the MacKenzie’s most talked about exhibitions. SPACE INVADER pays homage to this visionary exhibition by presenting the one work purchased by the MacKenzie from the show, The Shadow of the Circus by British artist Bill Woodrow. More information.

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