• Rebecca Belmore

    Vancouver Art Gallery

    The centerpiece of this midcareer survey of Rebecca Belmore’s work was Fountain, 2005, a video installation she created for the Canadian pavilion at the Fifty-first Venice Biennale. Known for the intensity and physicality of her performance work, Belmore is also a talented sculptor with a restrained aesthetic rooted in Arte Povera and process traditions. In the ambitious Fountain, a video of Belmore struggling in the ocean off Iona Beach just south of Vancouver is projected onto a sixteen-foot-wide waterfall running along the back wall of the darkened gallery. In the video, the Anishinabe (First

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