The Beachcombers: Geoffrey Farmer, Brian Junger, Myfanwy Macleod
Toured by The Drawing Room
Sat 15 Feb – Fri 14 Mar 2003
Organised by The Drawing Room in London, this touring exhibition brings the work of three Canadian artists to the UK.
The title of the exhibition refers to the most widely exported television series made in Canada. Shot in British Columbia during the 1970s and 80s, the sitcom followed the life stories of a multicultural cast of characters who made their living salvaging runaway logs along the BC coastline.
This group of artists are beachcombers of popular culture, taking inspiration both in subject matter and form from the regional and global culture that surrounds them. The work is hybrid – they share a humorous attitude and a lightness of touch that distinguishes them from an older generation of Vancouver artists.