Cast A Pall
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Cast A Pall is a portfolio of two 18" x 19" giclée prints on Hahnemühle Watercolour paper. These are archivally mounted in custom gloss black lacquer frames. A Certificate of Authenticity is part of the set. The portfolio was published in 2008 in an edition of fifteen, with two proofs.
Rodney Graham's two portfolio images are the artist's favourites from his Black Squares (My Top 100) monochromes that were exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. The series is composed of record albums that are overpainted with India ink; the visibility of the underlying image is dictated by the ink's adherence to the surface finish.
This diptych was originally designated as the front and back cover for the artist's second rock album, to be called Cast A Pall. The project evolved into Rock Is Hard, a double LP of original songs, which was ultimately released with a revised cover.
Vancouver artist Rodney Graham is one of the most celebrated artists in the international contemporary art scene. Artist, writer, musician and actor, he is acclaimed for inventing new approaches to landscape, literature and sound. Graham's work examines social and philosophical systems of thought, in particular those derived from the transition of the Enlightenment into Modernism. Underlying each work is an historical context, through which a complex narrative incorporates literary and philosophic references and visual puns. His work can be found in numerous public collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada, and the Dia Foundation for the Arts.