Josh Silburt – “Canadiana”

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Date(s) - Tuesday, April 4 - Sunday, April 30
10:30 am - 6:00 pm

Location
Cube Gallery


Josh Silburt

April 4 to April 30

Vernissage: Thursday, April 6th from 6:00 – 9:00pm

Born and raised in Manitoba, Josh Silburt (1914 – 1991) aspired from an early age to become an artist and studied at the Winnipeg School of Art under L.L. Fitzgerald. He rode the rails to Toronto during the 30’s and found work as a sports and political cartoonist while continuing to study at the Ontario College of Art.

Josh’s left wing politics collided with his professional life in the early days of the Cold War. At the end of the Stalin era, Josh, along with many of his cohort on the Communist left wing, abandoned their political ideals and set their lives in a new direction. Josh, along with a small group of landscape painters that met at the Willowdale Art Group in north Toronto, focused on interpreting the Canadian wilderness.

Over the next 3 decades, Josh developed his unique style of palette knife application of vivid oil impasto and later brushed acrylics, capturing the beauty and ruggedness of Canada.

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Cube Gallery

In the heart of the West Village, Ottawa's most vibrant arts and food area. Cube Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that hosts a new exhibition every month. Centrally located in the heart of west-end Ottawa, Cube is just between Ottawa’s famous Bagel Shop and the GCTC, and near many fine restaurants and galleries as well. The space is also available to rent as a venue.

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