Artists: Jeremy Borsos, Rod Corraini, Gordon James and Martha Nickoloff
Date: April 4 to 20, 1991
Artists' Lecture: April 5
Working on Vancouver, Mayne and Quadra Islands, between the 49th and 50th parallels of latitude, painters Jeremy Borsos, Rod Corraini and Gordon James and sculptor/photographer Martha Nickoloff defined 'latitude/attitiude' through their art.
For Jeremy Borsos on Mayne Island the exhibition explored "the social attitudes toward the natural environs of the West coast and the natural elements themselves. In this way I intend also to expose both ends of the spectrum, including the rural interpersonal relationships, as well as nature in the pure form. Assemblage elements are included in my work in a historical or metaphorical context. These are employed as frames, paintings grounds or remote conceptual pieces."
Naianmo native Rod Corrania, explained the his infatuation with history was a great motivation for his personal form of artistic expression: "my use of imagery that familiarizes the past as well as the present reflects on individual as well as universal concerns."
Gordon James and Martha Nickoloff lived on Quadra Island where they worked in close proximity but had not collaborated directly on the pieces. The exhibition reflected the energies of two contemporary artists that lived well away from the world at large, the isolation of their quiet rural surroundings and the small but closely connected community that they lived.
"News Release", Open Space Archives, Victoria, B.C. (Box 19, File 1991:G2)
Gordon James, Heroic Platter, Lat(t)titudes, Open Space 1991