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Stacey Spiegel
From December 1st 1983 to December 20th 1983
Continuous-Passage-Continuel

Twelve painted photographs, one wooden construction, and a sound piece make up Spiegel’s installation at Optica, addressing the subjects of mechanization, naturalism, and the social environment.

In discussing four works by Spiegel in his recent one person show at London, Ontario’s Forest City Gallery, Goldie Rans says:

“Certainly they are sociable works, unthreatening, and even garrulous- four of them make sounds. Collectively, also, their forms refer to the industrial cityscape… and to the human body.”

In contrast, of the fifth work, Rans continues:

“Brutally unpleasant, Revelation, like a Biblical prophet, has the power to frighten and repel, to threaten mutilation and destruction on the one hand, and to promise continuity and renewal on the other.”
- Goldie Rans, Vanguard, September, 1983

The elements and concerns mentioned above are simultaneously at play in the installation conceived especially for this exhibition.
- Press release (Optica)

Stacey Spiegel, who now lives in Toronto, has shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions in Ontario since 1980.