Bowie opening at Clark & Faria
Fascinated by the sexual ambiguity of Bowie and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust, Roy Arden’s 1973 collage Sun Machine presents a variety of monochromatic images of the famed musician gleaned from magazine and newspaper publications from that time. In a series of meticulously detailed graphite drawings Derek Liddington depicts the diverse hairstyles of Bowie. From punk, to glam, to maud, Liddington speaks to the transformative nature of the icon and his success at recreating himself and his music. American artist Tim Bavington’s abstract work translates the musical score of a Bowie song into a series of banded colours. Each note is represented by a distinct hue while the length of the note is reflected in the thickness of the strip.
The show opens at the Toronto gallery July 30 and runs to Sept. 6.