Mike Nelson's newly commissioned installation, commissioned on behalf of Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and The Power Plant, Toronto, presents its audience with the notion of the lone traveler. Drawing on archetypes such as the fur trapper, the pioneering explorer, the Beatnik and the biker, Mike Nelson offers a new reading of the lone traveler, focusing on the significance of these characters in the context of masculinity and spirituality. To accompany this new body of work, which comprises Nelson?s first solo show in a Canadian institution, Nelson is also producing an ambitious publication that presents developmental imagery alongside installation shots of the new installation.
Black Dog Publishing
176 pages, 8.9 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches