06 September to 13 October 2007

Dax Morrison
Details on Canada's Public Art Galleries

Diaz Contemporary is pleased to present Dax Morrison’s first solo-show with the gallery. Having spent time working behind the scenes in the art world, Morrison’s practice is one that is interested in examining the infrastructure of the public gallery system. Elements that are often overlooked are presented by Morrison, which results in them securing the spotlight that is normally reserved for artworks.

Details of Canada’s Public Galleries is a project that began with a compulsion to collect an unseen element in the art institution. Public galleries were contacted by the artist and requested to supply a sample of white paint- the same white paint used to cover the gallery exhibition walls. The end result is forty-six panels that display the various shades of white that appear in galleries across Canada. The panels are fabricated to mimic the construction of a gallery’s exhibition wall, (drywall over plywood). The panels represent some of the most sought after real estate by Canadian artists.