[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?