André Jodoin: Public Selections

February 20 – March 12, 1995

McPherson Library Gallery

This was a somewhat controversial exhibition of a process of photocopying of the Regina Public Library returns carts. By superimposing the open pages of books, it was the artist’s intent to have them viewed instead of read. Jodoin hoped to make the viewer question the definition of text; is a photograph of a book’s page still pure text, or has it been transformed into a pure image of words?

My intent is to draw attention to the status and complexity of the work as a representation.

-André Jodoin, 1995