A co-founder of the Western Front Society in Vancouver in 1973, Eric Metcalfe has been a leading figure at the vanguard of Canadian art since the late 1960s. Influenced by conceptual art and other flagship contemporary art movements such as Fluxus, he developed a multidisciplinary practice in video, music, performance, installation, and graphic arts, while incorporating more traditional mediums such as painting, drawing, and sculpture. In the 1970s, Metcalfe made many works featuring the leopard print motif that became somewhat emblematic of his work.

Portait of Eric Metcalfe.
Photo: courtesy of the artist (2015)