In 1955 when Michael Snow was 26 and at the beginning of his groundbreaking career, before his seminal and internationally renowned film, Wavelength, and the Walking Woman multi media work, and so much more, this drawing, Stool, vibrating with life, happened!
It was one in a series of his work, drawings, paintings and other media, that marked the innovative and experimental beginnings of his ‘shapeshifting’ body of work, –so far.
As he once put it; “My paintings are done by a filmmaker, sculpture by a musician, films by a painter [...] sometimes they all work together.”
Tomorrow at the AGO, Snow’s work and life are being celebrated
Wednesday December 12, 7 pm
Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
The AGO is honouring Michael Snow, Canada’s preeminent artist, on his 90th birthday. In addition to remarks and reflections, Snow will be performing with his long-running music project with CCMC, including other Canadian art luminaries such as Paul Dutton, John Kamevaar and John Oswald, in addition to Mr. Snow himself.
The AGO holds the collection of record for this prolific artist as well as his archives, and several of his works will be on view throughout the museum for the occasion: Expo Walking Woman series of the sculptures from 1967 in the Maxine Granovsky & Ira Gluskin Hall; iris-IRIS (1972) in the Philip B. Lind Gallery; and Conception of Light (1993) on the 4th floor of the Contemporary Tower.