March 1, 2017
Vinyl Factory Events
★★★★★ “The Canadian artist goes the long way round to create wry and deeply complex videos, films and photographs that keep the viewer guessing”
– The Guardian
A major retrospective of the Canadian artist’s career in film, video and photographic images opens at BALTIC gallery in Gateshead, England from 17 March until 11 June.
To mark the occasion, The Vinyl Factory is releasing Graham’s new album of lyrical rock-and-roll, Gondoliers, along a with reissue of his sold-out and sought-after 2015 album Good Hand Band Hand. Both records will be on sale at The Vinyl Factory’s on-site pop-up store.
The exhibition, titled Rodney Graham: That’s Not Me, includes several installations of film and and a collection of works inspired by literature, covering over two decades of work. The exhibition also includes new works and a large selection of his signature immersive light-box photographs.
“Often a touchstone for other artists, his diverse practice encompasses many roles; painter, photographer, writer, philosopher, actor, psychologist and musician,” says the gallery of Graham.
“Through his many guises he creates works brimming with references from art history, films and literature, invariably with a cyclical or roving narrative. With considerable humour, wit and intelligence, Graham continues to ask the question – what does it mean to consider yourself an artist today?”
Listen to Graham discuss his new career retrospective and new album on Monocole.
Rodney Graham: That’s Not Me runs 17 March – 11 June at BALTIC – plan your visit here.
See pictures of The Vinyl Factory pop-up shop at BALTIC below: