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Colin Lochead, Renée Van Halm, Robert McNealy, Bill Vazan
From February 5th 1980 to March 1st 1980
Site Lines

Suggested by Renée Van Halm.

The artists, three from Toronto and one from Montreal, will deal with an extension on a large scale with a drawing sensibility. The title, "Site Lines" refers to the fact that all the pieces deal in some manner with the space in which they are installed.
Colin Lochhead will be installing a construction between the wall and the pillars based primarily on his perceptual observations of the space.
Bill Vazan, weather permitting, will execute a land drawing on the snow on a parking lot visible from Optica’s windows and present references to this work in the gallery.
Renée Van Halm has prepared three drawings in direct relationship to the form and proportions of the windows. Each of these deal with different aspects of the windows – the arch – the outline and centre bar – the opposing halves.
Robert McNealy is basing his work, a wall drawing, on his examination and evaluation of one of Van Halm’s drawings and the actual window.
A catalogue will be prepared and will include artists statements and photographs of the work. It will be released in mid February.
- Press release (Optica)

"Vazan took photographs from the windows on the 5th floor of 1029 Beaver Hall Hill, where Optica is situated; within these individual photogaphes he determined a site-line to the building or structure at the greatest distance from his vantage point. Eight points were then plotted on a map determining a random shape. The photos were then related to the viewer by way of a cartographic wall piece with a central 'you are here' reference point."
- Site Lines; Lochhead, McNealy, Van Halm, Vazan, Optica, Montreal, 1980.

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