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Beauty #2, 1995, pp. 1-48

Toronto: The Power Plant, 1995

Exhibition catalogue for the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery's 1995 exhibit Beauty #2: New and Emerging Artists in Toronto. The exhibit featured work by Michael Buckland, Janieta Eyre, Toni Hafkenscheid, Jill Henderson, G.B. Jones, John Marriott, Steven Reinke, Slim Pickings, Marc Streifling, and Shannon Wadsworth. The catalogue features a curatorial essay by Philip Monk, who explains that the work shares several themes, which are particular to the art of "Generation X," including a focus on the art of advertising, subcultures, and an attitude of ironic cynicism. Monk also discusses the changing conditions for young artists at the time in Canada, which, due to lack of economic resources, gave rise to part-time artists and an art of ideas more than of materials.

ITEM RFL.038 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Subversive literature #4: Two Sixteen-year-old girls reading books seized at Canadian CustomsG.B. Jones

Suck It & SeeShannon Wadsworth

Toy TrucksMark Streifling

AssplaySteve Reinke

Lovers, Buggers, and ThievesSlim Pickings

New York of the North PromenadeJohn Marriott

List PaintingsJill Henderson

Spank Me, Hurt Me, Like MeMichael Buckland

Rehearsal #7Janieta Eyre

Rehearsal #20Janieta Eyre

UntitledToni Hafkenscheid

I Must Not Be An ArtistSlim Pickings