Exhibition ~ Burnt Toast
Poster: Thomas Minor 1985
June 14 - August 15, 1985
4001 N.E. Second Avenue
Read Helen Kohen's review in the Miami Herald
In the autumn of 1984, Howard Davis saw my exhibition at Dazibao in Montreal and was impressed with my work. Howard in turn introduced my photography to his mother Joy Moos, who at the time had recently opened the Moosart Gallery in Miami. Howard was enthusiastically organizing an art movement in the cultural waste land of south Florida and was drawing in local artists into his publication Artifacts and events at club Fire And Ice and exhibitions through the Moosart Gallery. Early in 1985 I was invited to be represented by Joy Moos and be in Howard's upcoming exhibition Burnt Toast. Though my involvement Davis and Moos lasted only one year, it was a pleasure to contribute to the burgeoning Miami art scene and show my work in the United States.
Here are my works exhibited in the Burnt Toast show:
Giant frying pan demo at a leading downtown department store, Vancouver, British Columbia, Ground Hog Day 1985. The store manager is telling a joke to one of the cooks, he says, "Ya know what really burns my ass?" The cook says, "No, what?" The manager says, "Oh a flame about this high! Ha, ha!" This fry pan is so big that an omelet cooked in it needs 300 extra large eggs, eight electric hot plates, four cooks to stir it all up holus-bolus and throw in the plates of what-nots, and a bull-cook boss chef who keeps it all moving along according to the recipe.
Giant Hat n’ Boots Gas Station, Seattle, Washington, July 11, 1983. John Wayne was in a detective movie which was partly filmed here. The Boots are actually restrooms – two cowboy Boots – one a man’s and the other a woman’s are the toilets. A cactus out back has the air hose and radiator water.
Giant Tomahawk and Teepee, Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, August 26, 1983. Besides being a monument to the Native People of the Grand Prairie, the Giant Tomahawk is also a tribute to Chief Poundmaker who was one of the West’s great peace lovers and diplomats.
The Crossroads of Life Part One
The Crossroads of Life Part Two
The Crossroads of Life Part Three
The Crossroads of Life Part Four
The Crossroads of Life Part Five
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