Derek Liddington holds an MFA from the University of Western Ontario and BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In his practice forms of mimicry, appropriation and translation are catalyst for the displacement of contemporary narratives. Through sculptural performances the work negotiates the role of these narratives in the development of culturally specific icons and iconography. Liddington fell in love with pop art while watching David Bowie play Andy Warhol in the film Basquiat. Later, when discussing this with a friend, Liddington was informed that he was, in fact a â€œpomoâ€. As a result of this conversation he went out and bought the David Bowie album Hunky Dory. Liddington’s work has been widely exhibited at venues such as Cambridge Galleries, Clark and Faria, Art Metropole and Nuit Blanche.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 4 – 7 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 5 – 8 PM