Curated by Justine Gabias
July 17th — August 22nd 2015
Other holes and installation elements by Steven Hubert, Allison Tweedie, Mark DeLong
Text by Justine Gabias
"There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball."
- Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), Caddyshack
Minigolf saw a huge rise in popularity in Quebec in the early 90's, making the classic 'mini putt' course a common sight all over the province. Gabias spent many summer evenings playing her hometown's course, chasing the ever-elusive birdie, and eating 'twist' soft-serve ice cream. Seeking to re-create the atmosphere of those summer evenings, Gabias invited artists Vanessa Brown, Steve Hubert and Allie Tweedie to produce THE OASIS, a one-of-a-kind minigolf experience. The artists use a variety of industrial and found materials, from cardboard to concrete, to build a 3-hole minigolf course inside FIELD Contemporary. Participants are invited to view the exhibit while playing the course.
Come play! Putter and ball rental is free. Visit the Oasis Pro Shop to purchase limited-edition merchandise designed by the featured artists and Mark DeLong.
MDF, paint, polyurethane, rocks, copper, plant. 2015
Poster, Vanessa Brown
Mug, Mark DeLong
Mug, Mark Mark DeLong