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bill anderson Continuum


cover image Bill Anderson, Axis Mundi (detail), 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5� All images courtesy of Winsor Gallery and Bill Anderson.


bill anderson Continuum

Published in conjunction with the exhibtion Bill Anderson Continuum Winsor Gallery September 11 – October 11, 2014

winsor gallery 258 East 1st Avenue Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 – info@winsorgallery.com winsorgallery.com


Tree and Surroundings, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 20 x 30�


Bill Anderson on Continuum

It is possible to maintain, paradoxically, that science has become speculative, and art empirical, for truth, as SaintExupĂŠry said in a brilliant aphorism, is not what we discover, but what we create. Herbert Read, The Forms of Things Unknown.

Each image in the series, Continuum, consists of an accumulation of images made from different vantage points and times of day, the piling up of the near and far, and overlapping presents - the many here and nows. Forms, and their colours, light and shade, mingle to create new and unique forms that, no matter how strange, always seem pertinent. Since the final image is made in situ, and not constructed afterwards, the approach depends a great deal on intuition and spontaneity. One misstep along the way and there is no going back. I believe this allows for a more intimate and revealing dance with the subject, whether it’s as common as a plastic bag or as dynamic as a religious pilgrimage. However, my main concern does not lie with the act of recording a place, or even with interpreting it, it has more to do with using its resources to create another place, and that that place should reside in the two dimensions of the art — the art itself as place.


Cathedral, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 24 x 16�


Cathedral Interior, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Woman in a Red Dress, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Graffiti and Trees, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Digitalis, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Prairie Church, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


River Walk, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


School Bus, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Statuary, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


City Church, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Alleys, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Hamlet, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Construction, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Grain Elevator, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Plastic Bag, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 16.25 x 24.5�


Pilgrimage, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 20 x 21.5�


White Horse, 2013. Archival pigment print on 300gm rag paper, 20 x 21.5�



Bill Anderson, Continuum