Born 1949, Vancouver, Canada; lives in Vancouver, Canada

Rodney Graham emerged from the conceptually rigorous artistic community of Vancouver in the 1970s, alongside other theoretically inclined artists such as Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace. Graham's work fuses his strong grounding in literature and philosophy with a love of popular movies and music. A survey of his artwork might take us through a European tradition that links poet Stéphane Mallarmé and novelist Raymond Roussel with the artist Marcel Broodthaers, encountering along the way American pop-culture icons such as Jerry Garcia, Dr. Seuss, and Kurt Cobain.

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Torqued Chandelier Release, 2005 (installation view, Donald Young Gallery, Chicago). 35mm film, color, silent; 5 min. Projected at 48 fps on a Kinoton PK-60E/PC high-speed electronic vertical formatted film projector with endless loop system. Projector dimensions: 68 x 64 x 30 in. (172.7 x 162.6 x 76.2 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago