If "video killed the radio star" in 1980, what impact did video have on traditional art media? The 80s Image explores the curious resiliency of painting and still-photography throughout the decade, and artists' responsiveness to the rapidly expanding media landscape-video, television, cinema, satellite and computer imagery, and billboard advertising. In this exhibition, you'll see approximately 50 works by Canadian artists, including Eleanor Bond, Lynne Cohen, Stan Douglas, General Idea, Wanda Koop, and Ken Lum, whose paintings and photographs helped to define the 1980s.
Enjoy a weekend drop-in tour of The 80's Image, included with Gallery admission or FREE for WAG members on Feb 16; Mar 10, 23; Apr 6, 14
Image: General Idea, AIDS (detail), 1988. Acrylic on canvas, silkscreened wallpaper. Collection of the WAG, acquired with funds from the Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation, G-92-191.