Fonds P179 - Gail Bourgeois fonds

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Gail Bourgeois fonds

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P179

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  • 1983-2002 (Creation)
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    Bourgeois, Gail

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15 cm of textual records
48 photographs : 24 col. prints ; 10 x 15 cm, 24 slides
8 posters

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([19--]-)

Biographical history

Gail Bourgeois is a Canadian artist, independent curator, and writer. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in 1984 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia in 1991.
Gail Bourgeois curated from 1996 to 2004 many exhibitions, including exhibitions at La Centrale, like amour-horreur in 1999, as part of La Centrale’s 25th anniversary programme, and “Powerhouse: Who We Are Now”, at the McClure Gallery, Westmount, Quebec in 2001. This exhibition consisted of recent self-portraits by fourteen of the founding members of La Centrale gallery. gail Bourgeois also held exhibitions of her own work, collaborated in exhibitions and other projects, and participated in seminars and other professional activities. She served on the boards of various galleries and resource centers including Montreal's Powerhouse Gallery/ La Centrale. She is one of the founding members of Powerhouse Gallery/ La Centrale.

Custodial history

The documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives in 2002 and 2003. The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 16, 2016 and April 13, 2016.

Scope and content

The materials relate primarily to Gail Bourgeois’ work as curator of the exhibitions “amour-horreur”, taking place at La Centrale Gallery, Montreal, in 1999, and “Powerhouse: Who We Are Now”, at the McClure Gallery, Westmount, Quebec in 2001. The fonds also documents other implications of Gail Bourgeois at La Centrale.

The fond includes without limitations correspondence, submissions, newspaper clippings, publicity, photographs, and posters.

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Reproduction for research or private study is permitted in most cases. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder.

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No further accruals expected.

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Copyright belongs to the creator(s).

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The electronic versions of the correspondence were printed out, and then destroyed. The print version is available for consultation.

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Photographic prints were encapsulated in Mylar. Slides were placed in protective envelopes.

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