Unearthing the Work of Tony Urquhart
June 12 - October 2, 2011
Curated by Kirsten Greer & Joyce Millar, Organized by the Stewart Hall Art Gallery
Discover the breadth of practice and the depth of vision of one of Canada's most important contemporary artists through his sculptures, works on paper, paintings, and photographs. The exhibition explores the symbolic power of landscapes and geography and a "sense of place" central to Tony Urquhart's work for over 40 years.
About the Artist: Tony Urquhart is one of Canada's leading contemporary artists. His paintings, drawings, and unique box sculptures have received major recognition at home and abroad. His work is featured in many important private and public collections (including New York's Museum of Modern Art; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England; the Hirshhorn Collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, France; and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.). He was one of the founders of CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation) that successfully established a fee structure for public museum and gallery exhibitions of contemporary artists. Urquhart was named to the Order of Canada in 1995, and received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts with Kim Ondaatje in 2009. Urquhart resided in Stratford Ontario between 1999-2009.
Image: Tony Urquhart, "Double Threshold", Oil on Board, 1982.