Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Anatomy Lesson by Phillip Surrey and David Court
May 15, 2004 - August 15, 2004
While depicting contemporary life in his works, Phillip Surrey invites the viewer to consider a more free existence with fewer rules, and closer to the spirit of nature. In the urban landscape, he linked his human subjects by the intimate motions of dance, involving intricate and practised stepts. However, his subjects are actually alone and self-involved, unaware of their artners in the dance.
For this exhibition, stage designer David Court has reworked the drawings and painting at life-size for a three-dimensional set, encouraging children to take on the role of one of the figures in the painting dancing across a city street.