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Beam, Carl
Columbus Studies #3: A Journey of Discovery Columbus Studies #3: A Journey of Discovery
around 1979 around 1979

Created after Beam moved to Peterborough in the early 1980s, these two works reveal his exploration of photomechanical image transfer and use of novel materials such as Plexiglas. They also served as studies or working plans through which the artist formulated ideas and imagery for his Columbus project, a sustained historical re-visioning of the Columbus landings in the Americas. As such, the Plexi works prefigure the powerful Indigenous counter-narratives to the Columbus quincentennial celebrations that were to occur in the early 1990s. See also: “Lincoln Freedom Series: Freedom Koan #1”

 
Beam, Carl
M'Chigeeng First Nation ON 1943-M'Chigeeng First Nation ON 2005 M'Chigeeng First Nation ON 1943-M'Chigeeng First Nation ON 2005
Columbus Studies #3: A Journey of Discovery Columbus Studies #3: A Journey of Discovery
around 1979 around 1979
Photo reproduction on plexiglas Photo reproduction on plexiglas
33.7 x 26.0 cm
Gift of Jane Bisch in memory of her husband, Lance Bisch, 2013 Gift of Jane Bisch in memory of her husband, Lance Bisch, 2013
56-016.04

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