GPAG LECTURE SERIES
'Abstract Painting in Canada: the First Hundred Years.'
Every Tuesday for five Tuesdays, beginning October 4, 2016, and ending November 1.
Kristjana Gunnars traces the story of non-representational painting in Canada from its early stirrings at the beginning of the 20th Century, to the blossoming practice it is today. Who are the artists? What are they painting? Why are they painting this way? And what makes the Canadian painters unique in the world?
Abstract artists thrive and grow in cities: the history of abstract art is the history of cities. Non-representational artists are not working alone and in solitude; they are seen to thrive on the society of intellectuals, philosophers, mystics, poets. They often come in clusters out of certain art schools, and they share ideas and concepts with each other. They reach out to other artists, work with them, learn from them, inspire and take inspiration from other artists. Through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, these artists are searching together through the murky world of unfolding science, mysticism, and history.
Kristjana Gunnars is Professor Emeritus of the University of Alberta and has lectured and written extensively on art, literature and aesthetics for over thirty years. She is also a practicing painter and writer, author of many books on creative and academic subjects. She lives on the Sunshine Coast. Her website info is at kristjanagunnars.com.
Where: GPAG, 431 Marine Drive, Gibsons
Dates: Tuesday October 4th (20s and 30s), 11th (40s and 50s), 18th (60s and 70s), 25th (80s and 90s), November 1st (2000 to the present)
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost of series: $60 ($50 for members)
Drop-in cost: $15 ($12 for members)
How: Call the Gallery to register (Interac, MasterCard, Visa, cheque, cash)
Seating is limited
For further information: Michael Aze: 604-886-0531 Gibsons Public Art Gallery
431 Marine Drive, Box 1576, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0 | tel: 604.886.0531 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.gpag.ca