Untitled, 1987 by Dan Flavin
I know, I know. No cameras allowed. So I snuck a pic or two at the NGO. What are big purses for anyway, if not to stow a gal's camera?? In 1961. American Minimalist artist Dan Flavin (1933-1996) began an experimentation phase that evolved into a lifelong process of making art pieces from standard fluorescent lighting tubes. Although some may think of Ottawa as a conservative city, the opposite can be said about its' taste in creative expression. It has always been receptive to Flavin's work and in 1969 hosted a retrospective, traveling exhibition of his light sculptures. Courtesy of Dia Art Foundation, there is a permanent collection of his work in Bridgehampton, NY at the Dan Flavin Art Institute.