Cross Ties

4 – 19 Sep 1990

Cross Ties is an interdisciplinary project that took more than two years to develop and reach its final form. The curators advertised nationally and received more than 66 proposals. The show was narrowed to 15 participating artists and five main issues: AIDS, an aging population, environment and the populace, the fragmentation of the family, native First Nations and abuse against women. “I thought it would be a good idea to perhaps, at this the changing of the decades, pull Canadian artists together who are concerned about social issues in our country and to see how artists are interpreting things that are affecting our society and exactly where they thought we were, and where we are going to go,” curator Jim Riley said in an interview.