Curator Tour with Lee Plested

Saturday, July 28

Andy Warhol
Black JFK, 1968
Screen print. Private Collection.

Join zero, ground curator, Lee Plested for a tour of the exhibition.

zero, ground brings together a range of modern and contemporary works by international artists that investigate the potential of darkness and the monochrome. Taking inspiration for its title from 0, 10 The Last Futurist Exhibition, this project considers the impact of formal negation as a device since the obliterating effect of Malevich’s Black Square (1915).

Lee Plested is a Vancouver based curator and writer. Plested has organized numerous exhibitions for galleries across the US and Canada including American Gothic: Regionalist Portraiture from the Collection of UC Davis; Common Threads for the Confederation Centre, PEI and Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary; Material Witness: Mario Garcia Torres and Konrad Wendt for the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, UBC, Vancouver; and Primary Research Lab from the collection of Western Gallery at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. His writing has appeared in Canadian Art, Momus, Art 21 and Artforum. Currently, Plested is Director of Griffin Art Projects where he recently curated Lewis Baltz: Portfolios and Civilization (inverted), an extensive exhibition of Canadian painter Paul P, in collaboration with Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto.