Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology
Pop Anthropology is an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe’s oeuvre,...
Sat. October 23rd 2021 - Sun. March 27th 2022
Legacy Maltwood Gallery (All Ages)
Mon-Thu 07:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Opening: Saturday 23rd October 2021
Event DescriptionPop Anthropology is an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe’s oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist’s honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA 1970). This exhibition continues the playful and charged work of Metcalfe’s life: reimagining images, tropes and stereotypes as poignant and plentiful scraps from which to pull meaning. It honours his early development as a student in Visual Arts at the University of Victoria in the early 1970s, as well as his lifetime achievements as a pioneer in performance art in western Canada and co-founder of the Western Front, one of Canada’s leading and longest running artist run centres.