March 28 - May 31, 2009
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa
Gallery hours: ottawaartgallery.ca
Following the rise of modernist architecture in Vancouver, western Canadian painters embraced painterly abstraction in the 1950s and 1960s. Like the Abstract Expressionists in American art, they sought to express the subjective unconscious, but differed in that they based their abstractions on either the surrounding landscape or figurative subject matter.
Dynamic Rhythm features the work of select artists who formed part of this regional school: Peter Aspell, B.C. Binning, Lawren S. Harris, Don Jarvis, Toni Onley, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, and Takao Tanabe. Don’t miss this stunning exhibition from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art as part of BC Scene!