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John Francis, Exposition «Wallworks Exhibition» Exhibition, 1981.

John Francis
From June 5th 1981 to June 30th 1981
Sculptures récentes

The following document is only available in English:
"John Francis (...) creates a stationary object that resemble a catamaran with lighted neon tubing in the centre instead of an expected sail.

"I am concerned with a trip into the obscurity of self," says Francis in a program note. To this onlooker the two pontoon shapes covered in black cloth resembled a boat to carry the dead across the river Styx, with Charon the boatman and his watchdog Cerberus.

It could have also have been just what Orpheus used when he descended into the underworld in search of his beloved Eurydice. It's the incongruity of the neon tubing against the kayak shapes that liberates one's imagination and sets it running in all directions. That's what makes this such a great show."
-Sabbath, Lawrence, "Furniture Exhibit Has Inherent Charm." The Gazette, Saturday June 20th, 1981, p. 119.

Bibliographie
- Sabbath, Lawrence, "Furniture Exhibit Has Inherent Charm." The Gazette, Saturday June 20th, 1981, p. 119.
- «Francis, Wood, et Tremblay», La Presse, Samedi le 27 juin 1981.
- Toupin, Gilles, «Une remontée de l'art contemporain», La Presse, janvier 1982.