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  1. Audrey Capel Doray, Electronic Seascape, 1969.
    Mixed media sculpture.

  2. Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob. Wildflowers of
    , 2007. Video installation.

  3. Holly Ward, Radical Rupture, 2005.
    Video installation.

Idyll: Three Exhibitions

Audrey Capel Doray Electronic Seascape
Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob Wildflowers of Manitoba
Holly Ward Radical Rupture

16 May - 10 August, 2008

Opening reception Saturday 31 May, 1 to 3 pm

Film screening at VIFF, Thurs. July 24, 2008, 7 and 9 pm

Audrey Capel Doray and Joan Balzar in Conversation, Sat. July 26 at 1 pm

On the 40th anniversary of May 1968, the Belkin Art Gallery presents three exhibitions that address aspects of that revolutionary decade.

Audrey Capel Doray was a pioneer in multi-media, interactive and digitally based art when she produced Wheel of Fortune in 1968 and Electronic Seascape in 1969. This exhibition will also include a selection of Doray’s paintings as well as a multi-media work called Pic-A-Mix by her late husband Victor Doray.

Wildflowers of Manitoba is a multimedia performance installation by Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob. The work was featured at the 2007 Montreal Biennale. It consists of four short films and sound presented in a furnished geodesic dome. The films show four young men living off the grid in a survivalist camp on the shores of Lake Winnipeg during the summer of 2006. The loosely scripted scenes establish a naturalist idyll seemingly removed from contemporary life.

Holly Ward’s 2005 work, called Radical Rupture, is an installation that incorporates a recording of a 1967 speech given by Herbert Marcuse in London, “On Liberation from the Affluent Society” as the sound track for a projection of an erratic starry night.

Idyll will also include works from the collection by, Gary Lee-Nova, Gordon Payne, Judy Williams, Joan Balzar, Claude Breeze, Brian Fisher, Richard Turner, Michael Morris, Julia Cseko and Jack Wise.

Watch video clips of the artists in conversation about their work:

Audrey Capel Doray (10’ 51”)

Noam Gonick (5’ 16”)

Holly Ward (8’ 08”)

Krisztina Laszlo and Scott Watson
on the archival holdings at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (6’ 01”)

Watch Victor Doray’s 1972 work, “Pic-A-Mix” (16’ 09”)

To view the movie clips Quicktime is required.
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for The Arts.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689