Duane Linklater
cache

April 6–June 28, 2024


The kick drum resounds—one echoing hit is punctuated by two eighth notes before a brassy snare maxes out the headroom on the fourth beat. And it repeats. Not just for the duration of one song, but for many. By some counts, more than 70 commercial recordings make use of the iconic drum intro of The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” (1963). Most notably, perhaps, is its appearance in The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Just Like Honey” (1985), with the accompaniment of screeching guitars and reverb-drenched vocals. The beat originated when session drummer Hal Blaine dropped his drumstick on what would have been the second beat’s snare hit, only recovering for the fourth. What results is an expansive play of tension and release within the same measure. For The Jesus and Mary Chain—young Scots fueled by Jobseeker’s Allowance quoting doo-woop rhythms with distorted feedback standing in for lush orchestration—the drum kit is reduced to only those elements necessary to play this beat, a floor tom and snare, just as the bass guitar lacks all but the two strings necessary to carry it on.

A similar economy characterizes the work of eagles with eyes closed, the musical project of Duane Linklater and his son, Tobias Linklater. In 2021, following the introduction of sparse guitar phrases and slow, polyrhythmic percussion, Duane and Tobias use Solar cymbals to trace circles on top of (or underneath) a projection of Nancy Holt’s film Sun Tunnels (1978). Lumbering bulldozers shovel rocks while arc welders hiss as Holt’s landmark earthworks take form in the Utah desert. From their studio in North Bay, eagles with eyes closed’s improvisational score becomes saturated with delays and echoes while the Linklaters’ circular drawings begin to mimic the cruciform north–south east–west layout of those windswept concrete cylinders. Eventually, Tobias begins to smear the wall markings, darkening the concentric intersections. The film’s end titles note “inside the tunnels it is cool during the day and there is an echo.” The echo persists the 43 years between Holt’s film and eagles with eyes closed’s response at the invitation of the Dia Foundation, just as it echoes backward, too, before the arrival of the bulldozers, or the naming of the Great Basin Desert. At first blush it sounds sublime, like the wind, but each resounding echo picks up the sonic properties of concrete, bell brass, distant freeways and border fences.

Here, under the title cache, towering scaffolds rise as an inversion within the gallery space. Typically seen on the exterior of buildings in a careful gridding that facilitates the conservation of heritage facades, these scaffolds cluster equidistantly from any walls. Entrusted with another form of conservation, domestic objects and familial belongings are hoisted up and out of reach, awaiting future use. Among the artifacts selected for inclusion is a copy of “Just Like Honey.” Duane borrows from inherited cache practices to point to a circularity of energy, temporal rhythms that persist despite the screeching machines and rumbling earthmovers that alter landscapes beyond a seasonal shift.

Last year, a cache was uncovered at the confluence of three major river systems near Ottawa, revealing Indigenous artifacts and quartz tools dating back 10,000 years. Around the same time, another cache of precontact artifacts was found in an office suite on Parliament Hill. These tools will not be taken up in the way they were laid down—their next home is to be decided among local nations and national museums. But the cache is not prescriptive. That which returns from safe keeping resonates with new significance, just as that which we now deposit into the earth will one day return to a cycle transformed.

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Exhibition History

Brian Jungen
Flagpole
April 17–September 14, 2024

Duane Linklater
cache
April 6–June 28, 2024

Andrea Carlson, Chukwudubem Ukaigwe, Eli Bornowsky
No Exit
February 1–March 16, 2024

Elizabeth McIntosh
Real Relationships
December 1, 2023–January 20, 2024

Ron Terada
BBQ Beer Freedom
September 28–November 18, 2023

Judy Radul, Andrew Yong Hoon Lee, Steven Cottingham
Where the echoes cannot end
September 15, 2023

Steven Cottingham
Chain–link

July 21, 2023

Brenda Draney
Unfinished Business
May 26–July 8, 2023

Damian Moppett
Half Life
March 24–May 6, 2023

Rebecca Brewer
Eidetic Cloud
January 27–March 11, 2023

Tanya Lukin Linklater
breath ,’ echo
November 12, 2022–January 7, 2023

Jerry Pethick
‘How specialized are our interpretations of the world?’
September 16–October 29, 2022

Janice Kerbel
Speech! Fight!
Speech! Fight!
May 28–June 25, 2022

Valérie Blass, Laurie Kang, Christina Mackie, Liz Magor
Do Redo Repeat
March 19–May 7, 2022

Brenda Draney, Tanya Lukin Linklater
The best stories I know come from late night car rides or kitchen tables.
January 29–March 5, 2022

Raymond Boisjoly
🕸Some Number of Things🕸
November 6–December 18, 2021

Abbas Akhavan, Geoffrey Farmer, Rochelle Goldberg, Kapwani Kiwanga, Duane Linklater
Unseeable
Sept 18–Oct 23, 2021

Charmian Johnson
May 29–July 3, 2021

Ian Wallace
In the Museum
April 10–May 22, 2021

Damian Moppett
Vignettes
February 13–March 27, 2021

Liz Magor
Downer
December 5, 2020–January 30, 2021

Duane Linklater
primaryuse
October 24–November 21, 2020

Elizabeth McIntosh
Mom or Mother
September 12–October 10, 2020

Valérie Blass
La poudre aux yeux: Of smoke in mirrors
May 23–June 27, 2020

Ashes Withyman
Some kind of doctor receiving thunder
February 8–March 14, 2020

Abbas Akhavan
They asked the fox, “Who is your witness?”
He said, “My tail.”

November 23, 2019–January 18, 2020

Christina Mackie
September 21–November 2, 2019

Rochelle Goldberg
May 25–July 20, 2019
gatekeepers

Abbas Akhavan, Valérie Blass, Raymond Boisjoly, Rebecca Brewer, Trisha Brown and Trisha Brown Dance Company, Chris Burden, Raven Chacon, Geoffrey Farmer, Hanne Darboven, Marcel Duchamp, Kasper Feyrer, Alex Frost, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Rochelle Goldberg, Dan Graham, Brian Jungen, On Kawara, Janice Kerbel, Christine Sun Kim, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Christina Mackie, Myfanwy MacLeod, Liz Magor, Elizabeth McIntosh, Damian Moppett, Stephen Murray, Kate Newby, Jerry Pethick, Eileen Quinlan, Judy Radul, Aurie Ramirez, Rob Renpenning, Marina Roy, Kevin Schmidt, Nick Sikkuark, Michael Snow, Ron Terada, Calder Tsuyuki Tomlinson, Ian Wallace, Nicole Wermers, and Ashes Withyman

Unexplained Parade
February 9–May 11, 2019

Judy Radul
Words No Pictures Pictures No Words
May 11–June 16, 2018

Kasper Feyrer
Background Actors
March 16–April 21, 2018

Rebecca Brewer, Rochelle Goldberg, Charmian Johnson, Christina Mackie
Nature
January 26–March 3, 2018

Elizabeth McIntosh
ISLANDS
November 17–December 22, 2017

Ron Terada
TL; DR
September 15–October 28, 2017

Elizabeth McIntosh, Monique Mouton, Silke Otto-Knapp
May 26–July 8, 2017

Ian Wallace
Street Floor Table Page Wall Canvas, 1969–2017
March 31–May 13, 2017

Ashes Withyman
Bullae
March 10–18, 2017

Geoffrey Farmer
The Big Kitchen
January 14–February 25, 2017

Rebecca Brewer
The Holding Sky
November 12–December 17, 2016

Raymond Boisjoly
September 16–October 29, 2016

Damian Moppett
May 6–June 25, 2016

Liz Magor
March 5–April 23, 2016

Brian Jungen
January 22–February 27, 2016

Valérie Blass
To only ever say one thing forever the same thing
November 21, 2015–January 9, 2016

Janice Kerbel
Score
September 12–October 24, 2015

Liz Magor, Jerry Pethick, Ron Tran
A view believed to be yours
May 15–June 27, 2015

Myfanwy MacLeod
TELL HER NOTHING SHE TELLS ALL
March 21–May 2, 2015

Ian Wallace
The Construction Site
January 17–February 28, 2015

Duane Linklater
But the sun is up and you're going?
November 15–December 20, 2014

Ron Terada
Jack
September 19–October 25, 2014

Jerry Pethick
Where sidewalks leap upon the table: works on paper 1966–2000
May 24–June 28, 2014

Rebecca Brewer
The Written Face
March 29–May 10, 2014

Geoffrey Farmer
The Grass and the Banana go for a walk
February 8-March 15, 2014

Ashes Withyman
Household Temple Yard
November 26, 2013–January 11, 2014

Damian Moppett
Salute
September 20–November 2, 2013

Brian Jungen, Duane Linklater
Modest Livelihood
June 7–July 20, 2013

Andrea Büttner, Joëlle de La Casinière, Ashes Withyman
April 26–June 1, 2013

Raymond Boisjoly
March 1–April 13, 2013

Liz Magor
I is being This
November 16–December 22, 2012

Christina Mackie, Jerry Pethick
Bigger than a book, wilder than a tree
September 14–October 27, 2012

Judy Radul
April 27–June 9, 2012

​​​​​​​​Kasper Feyrer
Alternatives and Opportunities
March 2–April 14, 2012

Ian Wallace
Masculin/Féminin
January 13–February 18, 2012

Ulla von Brandenburg, Guy de Cointet, Geoffrey Farmer, Janice Kerbel, Daria Martin, Judy Radul
People Things Enter Exit
October 28–December 10, 2011

Ron Terada
Jack
September 3–October 8, 2011

Robert Kleyn
Works 1969–1983
May 20–June 25, 2011

Arabella Campbell
March 25–April 30, 2011

Alex Morrison
February 3–March 12, 2011

Brian Jungen
November 19, 2010–January 15, 2011

Kevin Schmidt
September 17–October 23, 2010

Damian Moppett
The Sculptor’s Studio is a Painting
May 21–June 26, 2010

Geoffrey Farmer
The Surgeon and the Photographer
January 29-March 6, 2010

Myfanwy MacLeod
Gold
November 6–December 12, 2009

Ian Wallace
Works 1970–1979
September 18–October 24, 2009

Brian Jungen, Rebecca Belmore, Myfanwy MacLeod, Kevin Schmidt, Alex Morrison, Sam Durant, Ron Terada, Geoffrey Farmer, Jin-me Yoon
Loaded
May 15–June 20, 2009

Christos Dikeakos
March 26–April 25, 2009

Ashes Withyman
Uncertain Pilgrimage
January 15–February 14, 2009

Jin-me Yoon
October 30–November 29, 2008

Jerry Pethick
September 12–October 11, 2008

Ron Terada
May 23–June 28, 2008

Germaine Koh
April 11–May 10, 2008

Roy Kiyooka, Damian Moppett, Jerry Pethick, Ian Wallace
Process as Work
February 29–March 29, 2008

Kelly Wood, Monika Grzymala
January 18–February 16, 2008

Alex Morrison
November 23–December 22, 2007

Ian Wallace
October 18–November 17, 2007

Judy Radul
September 7–October 6, 2007

Arabella Campbell
June 8–July 7, 2007

Brian Jungen
April 27–May 26, 2007

Sam Durant
Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Natural History
March 16–April 14, 2007

Damian Moppett
Progress in Advance of the Fall
January 19–February 24, 2007

Isabelle Pauwels
November 25–December 22, 2006

Geoffrey Farmer
Airliner Open Studio
October 21–November 18, 2006

Kevin Schmidt
September 9–October 7, 2006

Ashes Withyman, Jacob Gleeson
St. George Marsh
August 24–September 1, 2006

Christos Dikeakos, Geoffrey Farmer, Arni Haraldsson, Brian Jungen, Roy Kiyooka, Germaine Koh, Myfanwy MacLeod, Damian Moppett, Isabelle Pauwels, Jerry Pethick, Judy Radul, Kevin Schmidt, Ron Terada, Ian Wallace, Jin-me Yoon
274 East 1st
June 3–July 8, 2006

Christos Dikeakos
November 25, 2005–January 16, 2006

Alex Morrison, Isabelle Pauwels, Frances Stark, Johannes Wohnseifer
And to stop you interfering, I shall have to dematerialize you again
October 13–November 19, 2005

Geoffrey Farmer, Brian Jungen, Germaine Koh, Myfanwy MacLeod, Damian Moppett, Alex Morrison, Ron Terada, Ian Wallace, Kelly Wood
Mix with care
July 5–September 24, 2005

Ron Terada
May 20–June 25, 2005

Arabella Campbell, Neil Campbell, Ron Terada, Ian Wallace
Painting After Poverty
April 8–May 14, 2005

Sam Durant
Color Pictures
February 25–March 2, 2005

Germaine Koh
Shell
January 14–February 19, 2005

Roy Kiyooka
Open Window on a Slow Train
December 2004

Jin-me Yoon
Fugitive
October 22–November 27, 2004

Myfanwy MacLeod
Don’t Stop Dreaming
September 10–October 16, 2004

Artist Curating Artists:
Damian Moppett curates Allison Hrabluik and Zin Taylor
May 28–June 26, 2004

Geoffrey Farmer
Every Surface In Some Way Decorated, Altered or Changed Forever (Except the Float)
April 7–May 15, 2004

Artist Curating Artists:
Myfanwy MacLeod curates Kyla Mallett
February 11–March 13, 2004

Damian Moppett
1815/1962
October 30–December 6, 2003

Carsten Höller, Cameron Jamie, Jakob Kolding, Myfanwy MacLeod, Kyla Mallett, Valérie Mréjen, Isabelle Pauwels, Raymond Pettibon, Ron Terada, Lawrence Weiner, Erwin Wurm
Seethe
September 10–October 25, 2003

Iain Baxter, Geoffrey Farmer, Roy Kiyooka, Germaine Koh, Myfanwy MacLeod, Ron Terada
I Sell Security
May 29–August 16, 2003

Kelly Wood
Black Plastic
April 11–May 17, 2003

Ian Wallace
February 28–April 5, 2003

Alex Morrison
Housewrecker
January 17–February 22, 2003

Allyson Clay
November 29–December 21, 2002

Ron Terada
September 6–October 12, 2002

Germaine Koh, Alex Morrison, N.E. Thing Co., Ron Terada, Ian Wallace
Signage
June 8–August 31, 2002

Christos Dikeakos
March 21–April 20, 2002

Germaine Koh
March 8–April 13, 2002

Brian Jungen
February 1–March 2, 2002

Geoffrey Farmer
Catriona Jeffries Catriona
September 9–October 9, 2001

Myfanwy MacLeod
Miss Moonshine
September 7–October 6, 2001

Geoffrey Farmer, Germaine Koh, Myfanwy MacLeod, Damian Moppett, Ron Terada, Jin-me Yoon, Kelly Wood
Supernatural Fairytales (Pink Island)
June 8–August 25, 2001

Ian Wallace
My Heroes in the Street
March 9–April 14, 2001

Jerry Pethick
Traverse
February 19–March 3, 2001

Roy Kiyooka
Filmic Works 1978–1980
November 30–December 21, 2000

Arni Haraldsson
Jerusalem
September 8–October 14, 2000

Iain Baxter
Vacuum Forms
April 27–June 3, 2000

Damian Moppett
Impure Systems
February 4–March 11, 2000

Ron Terada
Jeopardy Paintings
November 1999

Ian Wallace
Street Works 1969–1995
Part I: 1980–1982, March 1999. Part II: 1969–1999, April–May 1999

Ian Wallace
Chopaka
April 1997

Jerry Pethick
Gobi Clone
March 1997