by Annette Hurtig
Producer: MSVU Art Gallery
Production/Release Date: August 1999
Conceived to coincide with a conference of the International Gothic Association, Skinjobs brings together the work of Stephen Andrews, Michelle Gay, Catherine Heard, Teresa Marshall, Regan Morris and Brian Piitz. Hurtig stresses that gothic sensibilities have always arisen in conjunction with social upheavals and epidemics. Looking at the works selected, the author proposes that the "return to the repressed," so characteristic of gothic expression, has acquired a subversive edge.