GOULD, Trevor (1951)

Trevor Gould, (Untitled) Cain and Able, 2003-2012. Vue de l’installation. Gypse polymère, fini chrome, peinture au mur. 200 x 100 x 40 cm. Photo: Trevor Gould.
Trevor Gould, (Untitled) Cain and Able, 2003-2012. Vue de l’installation. Gypse polymère, fini chrome, peinture au mur. 200 x 100 x 40 cm. Photo: Trevor Gould.

Trevor Gould studied at the Johannesburg College of Arts and the University of South Africa, completing a Master’s degree at Carleton University in 1987. A co-founder of Ottawa’s Gallery 101, he is also a teacher, art critic and art historian. His work explores philosophical and historical questions, comprising watercolours, artist’s books, sculptures and installations; he applies the techniques used in museology, botany and zoology in order to undermine and transform them, revealing their underlying colonial or racist ideology. His numerous exhibitions, held both in Canada and abroad, include Un monde naturel at the Centre d’arts contemporains de Basse-Normandie (Caen, 2002), Poser pour le public at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (1997-1998), Conservatory at The Box (Turin, 1995) and African English Pavilion at the Johannesburg Biennale (1995). He has also created several public works, such as Fable VII (1993) for the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton; Trying to change the shape of the sky (2006) in Pullach, Germany; and God’s Window (2012) at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

SEE:
« Incontournable : La sculpture » by Serge Fisette, ESPACE, vol 5 #2, p.5-8.
« Space Seen and Evoked in Contemporary Sculpture » by Nadia Slejskova, ESPACE #19, p. 37.
« Trevor Gould : Paysage en p(r)ose ou l’art de trafiquer des passages » by Louise Provencher, ESPACE #45, p. 37.
« D’un millénaire à l’autre » by Bernard Lamarche, ESPACE #54, p. 16.
« Des histoires en écho » by Gilles Daigneault, ESPACE #74, p. 19.
« Trevor Gould » by Curtis Collins, ESPACE #90, p. 42.