Open Space at Western Front
Artists: Bill Bartlett, Jim Corte, Tom Gore and Peggy Cady
Date: February 12 to March 5, 1978
Open Space, in an exchange program with the Western Front Lodge, opened an exhibition of works by For Continuous Use League members Bill Bartlett, Jim Corte, Tom Gore and Peggy Cady at Western Front.
The For Continuous Use League was formed in 1971 by Bill Bartlett, Jim Corte and Bill Porteous. An exchange network was established between Victoria and Los Angeles, California artists to explore Continuous Use philosophy and idea exchanges. Small objects and mail art was sent back and forth for over one year.
The League became very inactive for many years, and only resurrected in alarm at the direction the society had gone in terms of disposable everything, from flashlights to the environment. The exhibition reflected the League's concerns for image regeneration and transformation through transportation, communication and transmutilation.
Each artist in the League was free to explore the concept in his or her own way. The exhibit was of recent works of varying directions: photographic, drawings, documentations, research.
Membership in the League was open to "concerned individuals."