September 17–November 14, 1999


Artist List

Cicada Corps of Artists, General Idea, Vincent Fecteau, Eberhard Havekost, Richard Hawkins, Jonathan Horowitz, Gareth James, Hocus Focus, Daniel Pflumm, and Adrian Piper.

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In Persuasion, consumer imagery is appropriated and represented with an oblique view through the eyes of the artist rather than the boardroom. Combined, their works shed an eerie light on what is missing in the contemporary practice of the ancient art of persuasion. Each artists produces relatively traditional work, but still very much within the glow of consumerism.


Curated by Karen Emenhiser.

The impetus of Persuasion lies in a donation of billboards to the gallery by Toronto curator Ihor Holubizky.