Art History


Many years ago now, I was an exhibiting artist and photographer, and occasionally a writer. Information about some of those activities is listed here.



Solo Exhibitions

<i>Veiled Men</i> in <i>Fabrications</i>at Gallery TPW, Toronto

Veiled Men in Fabricationsat Gallery TPW, Toronto


1998

Gone Glorious (Veiled Men), MacLaren Art Centre Campus Gallery, Barrie

1995

Veiled Men, curated by Mary Jo Hughes, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston

1990

Provenance, The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg

1989

Provenance, Gallery TPW, Toronto

1987

Regrets, Edward Monaghan Fine Art, Ottawa

1983

In This Light (ghosts of false romance), Gallery DOT, Kyoto, Japan


Selected Group Exhibitions


Part of the <i>Avatar</i> installation, Amsterdam

Part of the Avatar installation, Amsterdam


2002-06

Le corps gay, curated by Karl-Gilbert Murray, Centre d'exposition du Vieux-Palais, St-Jerôme, Québec (Selections from Familiar Landscapes and Veiled Men); Hart House, University of Toronto (2004); Centre d'exposition de Rouyn-Noranda (2005); l'Écomusée du Fier Monde, Montréal (2006)

2001

Contact 2001, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto (selections from Familiar Landscapes)

2000

Gallery 25, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby

1999

Carnal Knowledge: Illuminating views of the body, curated by Dale Barrett (selections from Veiled Men), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

1998

Avatar: Of postmodern times and multiple identities, curated by Bas Vroege (selections from Veiled Men) for Axis bureau voor de kunsten V/M, De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

Dressing Down, curated by Robin Metcalfe (selections from Veiled Men), Oakville Galleries, Oakville

25, at 469 King Street West (selections from Recumbent Men)

1996-97

Drag City, curated by Robert Sauvey (Man Enough, a collaboration with Jeff Forsythe), Ace Art, Winnipeg;New Gallery, Calgary; AKA, Saskatoon


Panorama of the <i>Some Partial Continua</i> installation at Enschede

Panorama of the Some Partial Continua installation at Enschede


1995

Obsessions: From Wunderkammer to Cyberspace, the 6th Foto Biennale Enschede, curated by Bas Vroege (large installation of Some Partial Continua), Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, Holland

1995-97

Fabrications: Hamish Buchanan, Catherine Opie, David Rasmus, curated by Kim Fullerton (selections from Veiled Men), Gallery TPW, Toronto; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; Dazibao, Montreal; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

1994

Dreaming of You, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto

1993-95

The Pressing of Flesh: A Photo-Based Investigation of the Male Nude, curated by Lisa Gabriella Mark (selections from Some Partial Continua), The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg; Gallery TPW/Gallery 44, Toronto

1992-94

Real Stories: revisions in documentary and narrative, curated by Jan-Erik Lundström (installation of Provenance), Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; Norrkspings Museum of Art, Norrköping, Sweden; Aineen Art Museum, Tornio, Finland; Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

1992

Redressing the Body, curated by Clamorous Intentions (selections from Some Partial Continua), Garnet Press, Toronto

100 Years of Homosexuality, curated by Doug Townsend (selections from Some Partial Continua), The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon

1989

A Formal Affair (a visual dialogue with Jennifer Dickson), Gallery 101, Ottawa


<i>Provenance</i> installation at Gallery TPW, Toronto

Provenance installation at Gallery TPW, Toronto


Published Artworks

1995

Untitled (from Veiled Men), Homogenius Four, artists' limited edition boxed set, Toronto

1993

Still (pagework), Homogenius III, limited edition artists' magazine, Mercer Union, Toronto

Repose (pagework), Sensoria from Censorium, Vol. II, ed. John Marriot, Mangajin Books, Toronto


Pagework in <i>Sensoria from Censorium</i>

Pagework in Sensoria from Censorium


Selected writing

1997

Ornament, decoration and camp transcend their kitsch upbringing, Rococo Tattoo at The Power Plant), Xtra!, #331

Blind Bird in Flight (excerpt from a novel-in-progress), Suggestive Poses: Artists and Critics Respond to Censorship, Lorraine Johnson, ed., The Riverbank Press/Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto, p. 53

1993

Robert Flack (obituary), Xtra!, #235, and Parallelogramme, V.19, #36

The Cloak of Invisibility and The Luxurious Object of Display, essay for The Pressing of Flesh, catalogue, The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg

The wild boys: Evergon exhumes homoerotic culture, Xtra!, #220

Get the Idea? (on General Idea's Fin de Siecle at The Power Plant), Xtra!, #218

1992

Straight Back in Their Eyes: Some thoughts on seeing through difference, essay for 100 Years of Homosexuality, catalogue, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon

Red hot and taboo (on Robert Flack), Xtra!, #209

1991

Body-positive invocations: Robert Flack's Empowerment, Views, V.8, #2

1990

On Mapping a Decade, (with Nina Levitt), Public Exposures: One Decade of Contemporary Canadian Photography, catalogue, Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto

Canada in the World: at the Fotographie Biennale Rotterdam II, Views, V.7, #4

1988

Belief Structure (at Mercer Union, curated by Andy Fabo), Vanguard, December

Putting Myself in the Picture: A Political, Personal and Photographic Autobiography, by Jo Spence, and Winogrand: Figments from the Real, by John Szarkowski, (book reviews) Photo Communique, Summer


From <i>Fraternalia</i> (not exhibited)

From Fraternalia (not exhibited)


Bibliography

2007

Martha Langford, Scissors, Paper, Stone: expressions of memory in contemporary Canadian photographic art, McGill-Queen's Univertsity Press, Montréal

2003

Penny Cousineau-Levine, Faking Death: Canadian Art Photography and the Canadian Imagination, McGill-Queen's University Press, Montréal

2002

Karl-Gilbert Murray, Le Corps gay/The Gay Body, catalogue, Centre d'exposition du Vieux-Palais, St-Jerôme

1997

Alison Gillmor, Drag City, C Magazine, #52, Feb-Apr 1997, p. 41

1996

Andre-L. Pare, Fabrications: Mauvais genres, Etc Montreal, No 36, Dec 96/Jan 97, p. 44-47 and cover

Don Mader, Verschleierte Manner (Veiled Men), Euros (Berlin), Nr. 36

Robert W. G. Lee, Fabrications, Parachute #84, Oct/Nov/Dec 96, p. 65-66

Martha Langford, The Idea of Album, Blackflash, V.14.4, Winter 1996, p. 4-7

1995

Bas Vroege, Obsessions: From Wunderkammer to Cyberspace, catalogue, Foto Biennale Enschede, Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, Holland

Mary Jo Hughes, Hamish Buchanan: Veiled Men, catalogue pamphlet, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston

Kim Fullerton, Fabrications: Hamish Buchanan, Catherine Opie, David Rasmus, catalogue, Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto

Debbie O'Rourke, The Pressing of Flesh, Artword, Fall, p. 8-11

1994

Steve Reinke, Excerpts and Commentary on Dreaming of You, Border/Lines, Fall, p. 29

1993

Lisa Gabriella Mark, The Pressing of Flesh: A Photo-Based Investigation of the Male Nude, catalogue, The Floating Gallery, Winnipeg

1992

Doug Townsend, 100 Years of Homosexuality, catalogue, The Photographers Gallery, Saskatoon

Jan-Erik Lundström, Real Stories: revisions in documentary and narrative, catalogue, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

Clamorous Intentions (curatorial collective), Redressing the body, exhibition brochure, Garnet Press Gallery, Toronto

Lisa Gabriella Mark, The Pressing of Flesh: parallel meditations on the male nude, Bordercrossings, V.11, #3

1989

Vid Ingelevics, Tentative Spaces on a Postmodern Stage, Views, V. 6 #2