Beothuck Building
Duane Linklater
October 20 — November 24, 2012
Reception Friday, October 19, 8PM

The Or Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of a new solo exhibition by Ontario based artist Duane Linklater. The title of the exhibition refers directly to a seemingly innocuous office building in St.John’s, Newfoundland. For this exhibition, the building’s title has been appropriated by Linklater and transformed into a generative point of departure.

Initially, these two words refer simultaneously to the collapse of culture and an opportunity for recovery. Within a constellation of meanings these two words may evoke, Linklater will present work about his travel to Newfoundland, and his research into the history of the Beothuck people. Additionally, Linklater presents a new project stemming from email conversations with artist Joanna Malinowska and her project concerning Leonard Peltier and his painting.

Together, these works intertwine to mark forthcoming conversations concerning cultural loss and recovery, appropriation, and the role of production in respect to authority and complicated agencies. Linklater has also invited guests to generate possible meanings around Beothuck Building, presented as talks at the Or Gallery in October and November.


  • Raymond Boisjoly, October 23, 9PM

  • Kim Tallbear, October 24, 7PM
  • Duane Linklater and Joanna Malinowska, October 25, 7PM
  • David Horvitz, November 18, 2PM

Image: Cape Spear by Duane Linklater

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