Exhibition Archives

The King and I: Hockey Bar

A contemporary art experience where two of Canada's favorite pastimes meet: beer and hockey.

The King and I: Hockey Bar is where familiar elements of daily culture (beer and hockey) collide with current art practices. Inspired by sports bars and basement rumpus rooms, this installation emulates the atmosphere of a public house.
The King (Eleanor King) and I (Stefan Hancherow) are the curators, the artists, and the bartenders in this experience. It's one installation, but it's made up of works by Canadian contemporary artists (with the exception of Andy Warhol), memorabilia borrowed from local hockey enthusiasts and archives, and the trappings of a functioning bar. Most importantly, it's made up of those who populate the gallery when we are open for business, though the "business" is not for profit. The King and I's primary mandate is to foster the discussion which happens when people come together and exist in common.

Join us for Happy Hour at the Hockey Bar on February 8, 10, 11 and March 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Thierry Delva
Dave Dyment
Craig Ferguson
Greg Forrest
Robert Lendrum
Chris Lloyd
Emily Luce
Mitch Mitchell
Leah Modigliani
Ali Nickerson
Graeme Patterson
Ron Terada
Andy Warhol

Hockey memorabilia courtesy of the PEI Public Archives and Records Office, Robert Katz, Don Murnaghan, Hockey Memorabilia Room, Charlottetown Civic Centre, the Musée Acadien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard and Georges Arsenault

The King and I: Hockey Bar is sponsored by

February 4, 2012 - April 15, 2012
Andy Warhol, Wayne Gretzky 99, (detail), c. 1983, silkscreen on paper, Gift of Frank C. Dorchester, Vancouver, BC, Collection of Confederation Centre Art Gallery