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[OBSCURA] Alex Colville, “To Prince Edward Island”

I was given a challenge by Facebook’s Paul: “The idea is to occupy Facebook with art, breaking up all the political posts. Whoever ‘likes’ this post will be given an artist and has to post a piece by that artist, along with this text.” He gave me Alex Colville, and for me, after a certain amount of consideration, there was only one artist I could pick.

Alex Colville’s “To Prince Edward Island” is my favourite work by the man. I was so pleased to see it in the AGO’s 2014 Alex Colville exhibit–I even have a picture of me before it. What is the central figure looking at, and how did the ferry to the mainland (from the mainland?) get to be so exciting?

Your turn.

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Written by Randy McDonald

February 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

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