Art Windsor-Essex respectively 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 Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Dax Morrison: Day-by-Day
March 27, 2004 - May 23, 2004
Windsor-based artist Dax Morrison uses found materials as a starting point for his work. While working for an art framing company, he became fascinated with the labels on the back of artworks he was asked to reframe. These labels, which carried information about the works of art they described, were usually discarded in the reframing process. Morrison began to frame them as if they were original works of art.
By changing the context in which we can see these labels and other marginal items of visual culture, including educational films, pet photographs, and reproductions of famous paintings, Morrison challenges the convetional relationship that exists between the artwork and the viewer.