Reid Shier is Director of Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver. He has curated numerous exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. He is an artist and critical writer, and was one of the founding editors of Boo Magazine, which he co-edited from 1994 to 1998.
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.
January 17–February 6, 1987
Fascimiles, a series of five ‘portraits’ by Reid Shier, will be on exhibition at Artspeak Gallery from January 17 to February 6, 1987. In this series, Shier combines enlarged ‘found’ photographs of people before and after plastic surgery with his own drawn facsimiles. In doing so, Shier raises questions about forms of representation, and our subjective perceptions of art and its function.