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"Alex Colville: Return , Paintings, Drawings and Prints 1994 - 2002"
2004-06-15 until 2004-08-07
University of Toronto Art Centre
The University of Toronto Art Centre is pleased to be the Toronto gallery hosting this important travelling exhibition. Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the show is being presented by AIM Trimark. The curator of the exhibition, and also the author of the accompanying publication, is Tom Smart, formerly of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and currently the director of Museum Programs at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alex Colville (b. 1920) is one of Canada's most renowned artists, who has garnered a world-wide following. The quiet mystery inherent in all his works has intrigued his public since he first began exhibiting in the early 1950s. Coupled with his eerie brand of naturalism, the misleadingly mundane and familiar subjects he repeatedly uses makes Colville's art at once accessible and enigmatic.
The show comprises sixty-nine works in total, fifteen of which are paintings. The remaining pieces are the artist's hallmark preparatory studies for the paintings, and related prints. This exhibition is intended to give viewers a glimpse into Colville's working methods, as he painstakingly plots the geometry and space of each of the compositions.
Serigraph, edition of 70