ALASTAIR DICKSON
THE OCCASIONAL OKAPI
Rectory Gallery Toronto 2012

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ALASTAIR DICKSON THE OCCASIONAL OKAPI Mixed media
Nine Chapters
2012
Mixed media
50" x 50" x 8"

I’ve always been fascinated by the “Cabinets of Curiosities” or wunderkammer of Renaissance Europe, encyclopedic collections of objects whose categories were as yet undefined.

In more recent times, artists of the Surrealist movement also had their wunderkammer, usually defined by the strangeness of the objects they contained.

Nine Chapters is my variation of a wunderkammer, invented objects drawn into a loose narrative by virtue of their proximity to each other.
THE OCCASIONAL OKAPI
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