Critical Writing Index

As A Wife Has A Cow

by Sara Diamond and Cornelia Wyngaarden

Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 37/2, p. 4

Sara Diamond reviews Cornelia Wyngaarden's video installation "As A Wife Has A Cow," work exhibited at the Contemporary Art Gallery as part of "Luminous Sites," a larger exhibition of Canadian video art in Vancouver. The title of this installation is borrowed from a book written by Gertrude Stein. In her installation, Wyngaarden attempts to reconfigurate the traditional image of the The West. Replacing the recognizable cowboy with a female heroine--the cowgirl--Wyngaarden hopes that her subtle use of parody will encourage a reflection on gender stereotyping.

ITEM 1986.109 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

As A Wife Has A CowCornelia Wyngaarden