Past Exhibitions

Installation view of People Like Us: The Gossip of Colin Campbell

People Like Us: The Gossip of Colin Campbell

17 September to 31 October 2010

Pioneering Canadian artist Colin Campbell (b. 1942 Reston, MB; d. 2001 Toronto, ON) used video as a flexible and accessible medium for storytelling; his oeuvre is about characters and their words. His homespun tapes are a perverse collage of tall tales, rumours, conversations and daydreams gleaned from his everyday life. This exhibition surveys Campbell’s illustrious video career, from early tapes such as Sackville I’m Yours, made when Campbell was a faculty member at Mount Allison University in 1972, and Disheveled Destiny, commissioned by the Owens as a Millennium project in 2000.  It is the first major exhibition of his work since his death in 2001. People Like Us is organized by Oakville Galleries and is curated by Jon Davies.

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