Abstraction: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture from the Permanent Collection

An exhibition of approximately 60 works by Canadian, American, and European artists from the 1950s to the 1970s, a period when abstraction achieved its fullest expression in the visual arts.  Drawn from the Gallery's Permanent Collection, the exhibition presented a wide range of abstract and semi-abstract work, which included examples of abstract expressionism, cubist-influenced work, and organic and hard-edged abstraction.  Seen in the context of the present day revival of figuration and the return to recognizable imagery, the exhibition was a look back at non-objective art-making by some of its most important practitioners.

Josef Albers, John Asimakos, Andre Bieler, B.C. Binning, Bruno Bobak, Jack Bush, Ulysse Comtois, Gene Davis, Adolf Gottlieb, Lawren P. Harris Jr, Lawren S. Harris, Jacquies Hurtubise, Lucy Mary Hope Jarvis, Terence Johnson, John Korner, Ronald Kostyniuk, Gino Lorcini, William Lovell, Andre Masson, Jean McEwen, Guido Molinari, Robert Motherwell, Robert Murray, Toni Onley, Victor Pasmore, Alfred Pellan, William Perehudoff, Charles F. Quest, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Otto Rogers, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Marina Stewart, Takao Tanabe, Claude Tousingnant, William Townsend, Ruth Wainwright, Tim Whiten, LeRoy Zwicker
Publication Credits
No author indicated
Permanent Collection, Abstract, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking
Exhibition Title
Abstraction: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture from the permanent collection, 3 December - 17 January 1988