WTG And Ted Rettig_40 years

Open House:
Saturday, November 15, 2 – 5pm
Saturday, November 22, 11am – 2pm. Artist present

Scan of Arts Canada review, 1974

Scan of Arts Canada review, 1974

Forty years ago we exhibited the work of Ted Rettig in a three person exhibition of students in the Fine Arts program at York University. Vera Frenkel, professor and mentor, introduced us to the artists. The above image is a scan of the review of the exhibition in the major national art magazine of the time, ArtsCanada.

Our relationship with Rettig continues to this day and during the past 40 years he has produced numerous bodies of very fine work that we have presented in many solo and group exhibitions.

To celebrate this 40 year milestone we have installed a small grouping of Rettig’s new assemblages, a new limited edition multiple and a small survey of earlier work. We would like to share this occasion/installation during an open house this coming Saturday, November 15, 2-5pm and Saturday, November 22, 11am – 2pm. Ted will be at the gallery on the Saturday, November 22.

In Rettig’s new work he has assembled a number of readymades, manufactured glass bowls and clay saucers with the occasional addition of found rocks, attaching them in vertical pilings. They are dramatic and unexpected while keeping the fine balance of subtlety and spiritual rightness found in all of his work.

Ted Rettig, Model of a Model #5, 2014, glass, clay, ceramic and  painted metal, 17" x 38" x 17"

Ted Rettig, Model of a Model #5, 2014, glass, clay, ceramic and painted metal,
17″ x 38″ x 17″

To compliment the new work we have included a mini survey of some of the work that we have exhibited over the years. Included is the stone in the top image (centre stone on metal plinth) in the image from the first exhibition. It is fascinating to see the connections between the work and how the assemblages relate to Rettig’s drawings and carved sculpture. The installation will remain until November 29.

The 1974 exhibition was during our tenure at 83 Front Street East, our third location as Aggregation Gallery (our previous name before changing it to Wynick/Tuck Gallery in 1982 when we moved to 80 Spadina Avenue.).

Rettig’s Work is included in many public institutions including the Art Gallery of Ontario; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario; E.P. Taylor Library, Artists’ Bookworks Collection; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Government of Ontario Art Collection, Toronto; and the National Gallery of Canada Library. His work is also well represented in the Donovan Collection, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.

We hope you will be able to drop by for a visit. We are open by appointment at other times. wtg@wynicktuckgallery.ca; 416-504-8716

Our new quarters our located on the lower level at 401 Richmond Street West, Studio S27, at the south west corner of the building. Parking is available on Saturdays behind the 401 Richmond building.

Posted November 17th, 2014, by admin.