Where the Streets are Paved with Gold: A Tribute to a Canadian Immigrant Neighbourhood

Where the Streets are Paved with Gold: A Tribute to a Canadian Immigrant Neighbourhood
Dates: 
Thursday, January 6, 1994 (All day) to Saturday, January 22, 1994 (All day)

Where the Streets are Paved with Gold: A Tribute to a Canadian Immigrant Neighbourhood

Artists: Carole Itter in collaboration with Luke Blackstone and Al Neil

Date: January 6 to 22, 1994

Artist Lecture: January 7

Carole Itter collaborated with Luke Blackstone and Al Neil to create a large installation of painted and gilded found objects. The objects flooded out from the base of an antique organ. In her artist talk, she described her inspiration for the installation; she was roused by 80 and 90-year old immigrants from the third world, who moved to her in her Vancouver neighbourhood who described their vision of Canada as a place where the streets were paved with gold. 

Britton, There, "Streets of Gold now lead to Open Space", Regional News, January 12, 1994, Open Space Archives, Victoria, B.C. (Box 26, File 1994; S1) 

Carole Itter, Where The Streets Are Paved with Gold, 1991

Where the Streets are Paved with Gold evolved from Itter's personal history: "she is an assemblage artist for home collecting has many levels of meaning." It is at once practical (providing domestic necessities and materials) as well as philosophical, "Itter regards her assemblage making as a political statement against capitalist consumption." 

"Where the Streets are Paved with Gold", Vancouver Art Gallery, March 29 to May 20, 1992, Open Space Archives, Victoria, B.C. (Box 26, File 1994: S1) 

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