Critical Writing Index

Some high voltage work on display at the power plant: The dressing room for Tanya Mars' costume spectacular about feminine roles is the most outlandish part of the three current shows on view

by John Bentley Mays

The Globe and Mail, Oct. 27, 1990, p. 8

Mays reviews, with much excitement, Tanya Mars' multimedia performance Pure

Hell among three shows on display at the power plant - which took place until (Nov. 11)of that year. Mars' work is a costume piece that gleefully plays with ideas of feminism and pop culture. Among the other pieces are Sandra Meigs work Love muscle (1989), 21 paintings that pastiches Hollowed westerns while exploring various stylistic ideas as well a work by a Brazilian sculptor Tunga.

ITEM 1990.082 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Pure HellTanya Mars

Love MuscleSandra Meigs

Tunga a.k.a. Antonio Mourao