As Told by the Hart House Art Collection
May 9 to July 19, 2015
Charles Comfort, Young Canadian, 1932, watercolour on paper, 92 x 107.3 cm. Hart House Art Collection, University of Toronto.
The Kelowna Art Gallery is pleased and honoured to be a venue this summer for this important touring exhibition of historical Canadian art. The forty paintings in this show are all in the collection of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, University of Toronto. Independent curator Dr. Christine Boyanoski has structured the exhibition and has written the text in the beautiful catalogue that accompanies the show.
Kelowna audiences will have the rare opportunity to see paintings by nine members of the Group of Seven (who actually numbered ten artists before they expanded to form the Canadian Group of Painters in 1932), as well as by Tom Thomson, David Milne, and other artists active in the early to mid twentieth century. These include an impressive number of women artists, including Prudence Heward, Lilias Torrance Newton, Paraskeva Clark, Kathleen Morris, and Bess and Yvonne Housser. Works by these women painters have never previously been exhibited in Kelowna.
A Story of Canadian Art is organized and circulated by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada). The exhibition is financially supported by the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
A Story of Canadian Art: an interview with Dr. Christine Boyanoski at the Kelowna Art Gallery.