It is always a pleasure when we discover a relationship between works in our collection at WTG. The two paintings below, Loon Lake, 1966 and Antarctica from the Heights, 1991, shown together offer us a fine view of McCarthy’s ouvre. They are not only a visual treat but also a reminder of how the experimentation with abstraction taken by McCarthy in the ’60′s influenced her work for years to come.
McCarthy’s work continues to be an inspiration to many as can be seen in an upcoming public gallery exhibition.
Curator Jennifer Rudder and artist Alexander Irving have curated the exhibition Glam North: Doris McCarthy and Her New Contemporaries, celebrating McCarthy’s abstract paintings alongside works by contemporary artists for the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, Scarborough.
The opening is February 26, 5-9 pm. The exhibition continues through April 12, 2014
Glam North: Doris McCarthy and Her New Contemporaries
February 26 – April 12, 2014
Work by David Clarkson, Sarah Anne Johnson, Colette Laliberté, Angela Leach, Doris McCarthy, Alex McLeod, Laura Millard, Samonie Toonoo and Robert Wiens
Guest curated by Alexander Irving and Jennifer Rudder
In honour of the tenth anniversary of the Doris McCarthy Gallery, curator Jennifer Rudder and artist Alexander Irving have selected a number of works by Doris McCarthy from the gallery’s permanent collection – many of which were recently acquired as part of a substantial gift from the McCarthy Estate – to be exhibited alongside works by contemporary artists that have an affinity or resonance with McCarthy’s oeuvre.
Considering the artists’ approach to the landscape, to capturing a sense of place, to our relationship with nature, and to the act of painting, the exhibition celebrates Doris McCarthy’s work through a contemporary lens.