Alex Colville at the National Gallery of Canada offers a fresh perspective on artist’s work

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Alex Colville, To Prince Edward Island, 1965, acrylic emulsion on Masonite, 61.9 × 92.5 cm. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada (no. 14954). Purchased 1966.

Alex Colville, To Prince Edward Island, 1965, acrylic emulsion on Masonite, 61.9 × 92.5 cm. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada (no. 14954). Purchased 1966.

Alex Colville offers a fresh perspective on the work of one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. A creative thinker, deeply engaged with both his local surroundings and the broader world, Colville’s painting developed in dialogue with film and literature, philosophy, law and history.

The exhibition surveys the breadth of his practice and includes nearly a hundred paintings alongside early student works and selected prints and drawings. Incorporating a unique thematic approach, this unprecedented exhibition includes pairings with filmmakers, authors, artists, graphic novelists and composers. Alex Colville celebrates the artist’s legacy and attests to the continued relevance of his work.

Several special events are planned throughout the exhibition, including conversations with art experts, creative writing workshops, and Thursday drawing nights.  More info…

Alex Colville. A Canadian Icon. At the National Gallery of Canada from April 23 to September 7, 2015. Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.


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