Eric Metcalfe worked with printmaker Ben Bonner to produce an edition for the Burrard Arts Foundation. Metcalfe epitomizes the avant-garde in Canadian art. Since the late 1960s, his art practice has crossed and merged disciplines: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, printmaking, performance, video, and film. His work has close ties with conceptual art and the Fluxus movement, which focused on the many intersections and blending of different artistic media and disciplines, as well as contemporary cultural activities, especially jazz, which was an early interest and an important influence. Born in Vancouver in 1940, Metcalfe’s first public show was in 1966, and in 1973, he co-founded Western Front, a pioneering, artist-run centre in Vancouver. Metcalfe has a BFA (Visual Arts) with distinction from the University of Victoria (1970); he has taught at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, at the University of British Columbia (as visiting artist), and through the Vancouver School Board.