Exhibition ~ The New Canadian West ~ Patrick Close / Henri Robideau
October 29 - November 20, 1985
Gallery 101 / Galerie 101
245 1/2 Bank Street
Full series brochure
Daniel Wood review in Canadian Art
Giant Smokey The Bear, Revelstoke, British Columbia, September 2, 1983. Frank Robideau stands at Smokey's feet to show the size of this humungous bruin. Question- What's Smokey the bear's middle name? Answer- The.
Giant Batch of light bulbs adorn the Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, February 3, 1982. Question- How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb? Answer- None, they're all in the dark.
Giant Spot in Canadian History, Craigellachie, B.C., October 1, 1982. It was here that two bands of steel were joined binding Canada into one physical country from Ocean to Ocean. Some historians believe Canada was truly born in the month of November 1885, with the completion of the transcontinental railroad on the 7th of that month and the hanging of Louis Riel two weeks later in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Giant Corporate Crystals of Calgary stand as cold and empty reminders of the Alberta boom gone bust during the current depression, October 2, 1982.
Giant Mountie on a Giant Horse at the Western Development Museum, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, August 27, 1983.
Giant Pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg) Vegreville, Alberta, August 26, 1983. Designed and built by Ron Resch in 1974-76 to commemorate the Mounties 100th anniversary. This 10 meter high aluminum egg was laid with the aid of a computer.
Giant Jesus and the Dinosaurs at Prehistoric Park, Drumheller, Alberta, October 3, 1982. These Giants were made by Mr. Tigg Seland, one of Canada's foremost builders of Giant Things.
Giant Bronze Bull Bisons guard the entrance to the Manitoba Legislature Hall, plus warning sign (Serait-ce un consiel aux politiciens?), Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 1982.
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