Standing Ground II, Chance and Variation

Stephen Andrews, Estate of Wendy Coburn, Estate of Robert Flack, Andrew Harwood, G.B. Jones, Zachari Logan, John McLachlin, Estate of Will Munro, Paul P.

July 8 - August 13, 2016

untitled (polaroids)
untitled (polaroids)
UHAUL Suite
Prison Breakout #1
The Apostles
49 Flowers
intstallation view
installation view
installation view
UHAUL Suite (installation view)
UHAUL Suite (installation view)
UHAUL Suite (installation view)
UHAUL Suite (installation view)
UHAUL Suite (installation view)
UHAUL Suite (installation view)
Anatomical Garden
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installation view

untitled (polaroids)

Estate of Will Munro
untitled (polaroids), 2003, Permanent Collection of the National Gallery of Canada (purch. 2016)
colour photograph
edition of ten
46 1/2 x 46 1/2 inches

Paul Petro Contemporary Art is pleased to present the group exhibition Standing Ground II, Chance and Variation, with work by:

Stephen Andrews / Wendy Coburn / Robert Flack / Andrew Harwood / G.B. Jones / Zachari Logan / jones McLachlin / Will Munro / Paul P.

Standing Ground was a two-person exhibition mounted at PPCA in May 2014 with work by Robert Flack (1957-1993) and Will Munro (1975-2010). The exhibition provided opportunities to explore their enduring queer legacies in the context of their respective times, their shared concerns and their impacts on our cultural history.

Standing Ground II, Chance and Variation considers the legacy of Wendy Coburn 1963-2015), artist, educator, activist and human rights advocate, in relation to these and the other artists.

The exhibition includes a new work, The Apostles, by Stephen Andrews, which directly echoes his well known body of work Facsimile (1992), a large-format photograph by Will Munro that was recently acquired by the National Gallery of Canada, forty-nine small drawings by Zachari Logan from his recent durational drawing performance and key earlier works by the other artists - Andrew Harwood's Expo Bra collages from 2000, G.B. Jones' Prison Breakout pencil drawings from 1991, John McLachlin's The Erotic Possibility of Melancholy photographs from 2000 and a painting and watercolour by Paul P. from 2001.