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Jock Macdonald

Evolving Form

June 13, 2015 - June 13, 2015

Centennial, Ker and The LAB Galleries – Curated by Ian M. Thom, Michelle Jacques, and Linda Jansma

Jock Macdonald was a pioneer of postwar abstraction in Canada and is widely considered to be one of the “greatest teachers of the century.” Evolving Form is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in over thirty years, and offers an engaging overview of Macdonald’s career, which spanned the country and greatly influenced the last century of Canadian art. The exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in collaboration with The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form is accompanied by a major book co-published by the three art galleries and Black Dog Publishing, featuring texts by the exhibition’s curators, an essay by scholar Dr. Anna Hudson, excerpts from Macdonald’s correspondence and a diary the artist kept while living in Nootka Sound from 1935 to 1936. This catalogue has been nominated for the Melva J. Dwyer Award by the Canadian Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America and is available in our Gallery Shop!

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