• Mark Lewis

    Mark Lewis holds a B.A with honours in Photography, Film and Video from the Harrow College of Art in London, England. Lewis has also been awarded numerous times by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council throughout his professional career.

  • Cate Rimmer

    Cate Rimmer, 1961, is a curator from Calgary, Alberta currently working at the Charles H. Scott Gallery where she has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions. She was the founding Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery, Director of Truck Gallery and was a Curator in Residence at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal. Rimmer has published reviews, articles and catalogue texts. She received a diploma in Curatorial Studies from Emily Carr and graduated with a MLitt (with distinction) in Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

  • William Wood

    William Wood lives and works in Vancouver. An art historian and critic, Woodʼs current research focuses on contemporary art and its display, the history of conceptual and minimal art of the 1960s and 1970, aesthetics and cultural criticism. Since 1984, Wood has published on recent art in journals, anthologies and exhibition catalogues as well as holding editorial positions with a number of art publications including C Magazine, Public, Vanguard, and Parachute. Recent catalogue essays and articles have dealt with such artists as Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Mike Kelley, Evan Lee, Ron Terada, and the entity known as the Vancouver School.



March 12–April 2, 1988

The exhibition Burning by Mark Lewis consists of a series of eight colour composite images, each image accompanied by separately framed, colour-coded text. The images are composed of fragments of illustrations from glossy magazines. In Lewis’ words, “The work uses common popular photographic imagery, placing it in narrative configurations in order to suggest and construct certain amorous possibilities. The series attempts to trace and complicate the relationship between images, fantasy and masculine desire, and does so by making critical discourses dirty.”


  • Burning

    Burning front
    Burning back

    Title: Burning
    Category: Exhibition Catalogue
    Artist: Mark Lewis
    Writers: William Wood, Mark Lewis
    Design: David Clausen
    Publisher: Artspeak
    Printer: Hemlock Printers
    Year published: 1988
    Pages: 22pp
    Cover: Paper
    Binding: Staple Bound
    Process: Offset
    Features: 2 b&w, 8 colour images
    Dimensions: 23 x 30 x 0.3 cm
    Weight: 164 g
    ISBN: 0-921394-00-4
    Price: $5 CDN

    Features texts by both Mark Lewis and William Wood. Lewis creates a fiction, developing some of the concerns in his visual work, while Wood provides a critical context for Lewis’ work in his essay.