Artist

Eric Metcalfe

Eric Metcalfe is a Canadian artist, born 1940 in Vancouver. He has exhibited at the University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery in 1967, Victoria Art Gallery in 1968; and was included in the 1970 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition New York Correspondence School, and Morris/Trasov's Image Bank Postcard Show, in 1971. In 1969 Metcalfe married artist Kate Craig, collaborating together as Dr. Brute and Lady Brute. Metcalfe's Leopard Reality research led to exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery, collaborations with Mr. Peanut and Marcel Dot, General Idea, and Hank Bull, and performance at the 1974 Decca Dance in Los Angeles. Metcalfe also produced and performed in film and video extensively from 1972, in 1973 co-founding the Western Front artists' centre in Vancouver and from 1978 curating its performance programme. Metcalfe's recent Attic Project showed at the Kamloops Art Gallery, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery and the Charles H. Scott Gallery.

Videography

Duster

1991, 45:00 minutes, colour, English

Peep Show

1986, 09:50 minutes, colour, none

Sax Island

1983, 11:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Eric Metcalfe: Video Artist, Performance Artist
by Roger Matuz. Canadian Contemporary Artists, 1997. Toronto: Gale Canada, 1997.
VIVA award winners' works provide a powerful display
by Ann Rosenberg. Vancouver Sun, May 1, 1993.
Video In Canada: In Search of Authority
by Renee Baert. From Sea to Shining Sea, 1986. Toronto: The Power Plant, 1986.
Canada - Video: A Medium in Search of its Task
by René Coëlho. Canadian Video Art, 1985. S.N., 1985.
The New Narrative: Video In The 80's
by Marie Morgan. Banff Letters, Winter 1984.
Video in Canada: Process and Production
by Renée Baert. Video '84, - Recontres Vidéo Internationales de Montreal, 1984, v. sept.
Canada (cont.)
by Unknown. Video 84, 1984.
Sax Island: Eric Metcalfe/Frank Bull
by Stokely Seip. Issue, Summer 1984, v. 1, no. 8.
Video's Voices
by Peggy Gale. The Second Link - Viewpoints on a Video in the Eighties, 1983. Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery, 1983.
Colour Video/Vulgar Potential
by Peggy Gale. Parachute, Sept. Winter 1982, no. 25.
State of the Art Scan:: The Ithaca Video Festival
by Lucinda Furlong. Afterimage, Jan. 1982, v. 9, no. 6.
New Imagery: At the Museum of Modern Art, New York
by Lori Zippay. Video Guide, 1982, v. 4, no. 20.