November 15 – December 28, 2008
The impressive scope of the volume follows Carte Blanche: volume 1, which has been widely recognized as one of the most significant books ever published on Canadian photography. Following the format of the book, Carte Blanche: volume 2, the exhibition has been organized into three categories – emerging, mid-career and established – and curators Clint Roenisch and David Liss have selected 10 artists from each category, from the 192 painters included in the book.
Viewers of the exhibition will be sure to recognize some of this country’s most important living painters and will also have the opportunity to become familiar with the next generation of rising young artists. As is evident from the exhibition and publication, the current state of painting in Canada is buoyant and rich with innovation and supported by strong personal visions and internationally engaged discourse. Reflective of the pluralistic, post-modern era, there is an explosive diversity and plethora of approaches to painting that repudiates any notions of doubt towards the vitality of the medium and its unique relationship to the human experience, now extending into the 21st Century.
Curated by Clint Roenisch and David Liss
Saturday November 15, 8 – 10 pm