Critical Writing Index

Issues of access, representation and diversity in the Canadian milieu

by Carol Podedworny

Re-Mediations: Stephen Foster And James Gillespie, 2007, pp. 11-17

Hamilton: McMaster Museum of Art, 2007

Re-Mediations discusses photo-media works and video projections by Stephen Foster and James Gillespie. Foster, a Haida Metis, uses media spectacle to comment on itself, so too does James Gillespie. Both artists coming from different racial/cultural positions explore how a dominant European culture has marginalized and silenced the 'other'. Foster and Gillespie are interested in media representation and how that representation functions for individuals.

In this exhibition catalogue essay, author Carol Pododworny uses the exhibition Re-mediations and critical theory about identity politics to examine the political, ideological shifts in Canadian art and museum practices. The exhibition is curated by Janet Jones and features the work of Stephen Foster and James Gillespie.

ITEM 2007.015.0 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Stephen Foster

James Gillespie