Jeffrey Spalding – Le Droit de Suite at the St. F.X. U., Antigonish, N.S.Posted: January 31, 2011
Here we see internationally renowned artist, author and curator Jeffrey Spalding installing an ongoing piece entitled “Diary Secrets”, which began in 1975. Consisting of panels, canvases, and gallery walls all painted the same colour and re-painted with a new colour, making the underlying colours become “secret”.
“The art practice of Jeffrey Spalding is rooted in an academically rigorous philosophy of conceptual art…born in Halifax at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design…in 1967 when Gary Neil Kennedy became president.” (Bruce Campbell, CA, 2011)
“Diary Secrets” is only one of three groupings of work in the exhibition “Le Droit de Suite: Process Painting 1974 – 2011” showing now at the St. FX University Art Gallery in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The other two groupings, “Re-viewing the Black Paintings” and “Corrective Pleasures” come together in a brilliant illustration of not only Spalding’s brilliant career thus far, but also reminds the viewer of the importance of this school of conceptual art to Canadian Art History.
On Thursday February 3rd Jeffrey Spalding will give an illustrated lecture on his work. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm, Room 205 Schwartz School of Business, StFX University.
The Gallery is located on the StFX University Campus, 1st Floor Bloomfield centre next to the University Bookstore. Gallery Hours are Tuesday -Friday: 12 noon to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 4, closed Mondays and Holidays. For more information please phone 902-867-2303.