New Works

November 22 – 25, 1984
Exhibition, Performance Art

About the Program

Graham was "drawing on walls as soon as he could walk." Every week his mother would buy him a 200 page pad of newsprint and a fish smelt which he kept in his freezer when not playing with it. The (illegitimate) great, great grandson of J. M. W. Turner on his father's side and fallen aristocracy on his mother's side, Graham was born in Vancouver in 1956. Graham has largely been self-trained, though self-possessed might better describe him. He did study at the Vancouver school of art during 1977-1978, but quit, finding it too pretentious. His first show in five years, Graham's large painted canvases were on display for one week and broke both grunt's liquor and art sales records to date. An opening night performance by Graham included a rendition of "Wild Thing."


1984.1121 NEW


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