That '70s Show

That '70s Show



Opening:
Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 1pm

Exhibition: to March 21, 2014

Referred to as the “Me Decade” by Tom Wolfe, the 1970s was defined by deep political disillusionment, advances in the civil rights and feminist movements, environmentalism, space missions, and by inner self exploration. The arts in Canada flourished and Stratford`s public art gallery thrived under the leadership of Rothman’s Pall Mall of Canada, acquiring a unique collection of works which at one time included dozens of monumental minimalist sculptures on the grounds. Curated by Gallery Stratford Director Aidan Ware, That `70s Show unveils pieces in the Gallery`s collection to the public for the first time since the 1970s, including works by: Harold Klunder, Paterson Ewen, John MacGregor, Robert Markle, Otto Rogers, Paul Sloggett, and Robert Rauschenberg. The exhibition also includes outdoor sculptures by Tom Coulter, Douglas Benton, and Walter Redinger and archival photos of the Gallery, then known as The Rothman Art Gallery  - offering a glimpse into Gallery Stratford`s history and into the eclecticism and ideology that marked a decade.