There are Many Like it, But This One is Mine

There are Many Like it, But This One is Mine

Scott Waters

From March 4th to March 27th
Opening March 4th, 2011 from 7-10pm

Continuing examinations surrounding the mythic draw to violence, There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Mine, also takes on an historically based approach to documenting the sublime beauty of firearms. These works are a cataloguing of devotion and – for objects whose purpose is anything but preservation – there is also preservation. The rise towards self-awareness is contained here. It is the mythic quest; It is a personal history with firearms, and a chronicle of our army’s firearms from The Great War through to the combat mission in Kandahar Province. If a painting can be a totem for a spiritual journey to the edge of calamity, perhaps that totem can also stand in for a nation’s growth – its ebb and flow – in ways we (well, others) would perhaps prefer to not focus on.

Scott Waters received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 1997, and his Master of Fine Arts in 2004 from York University in Toronto. Waters’ recent and ongoing work draws on his period in the Canadian Army from 1989 to 1992. Serving as an infantryman in the Third Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Bravo “B” Company, he was stationed in Wainwright, Alberta, and Victoria, British Columbia.