BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Dynamic Rhythm

March 28 - May 31, 2009

The Ottawa Art Gallery

2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

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Gallery hours: ottawaartgallery.ca

B.C. Binning, West Coast Seascape, 1959 [photo: Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, FAC 0064]

Following the rise of modernist architecture in Vancouver, western Canadian painters embraced painterly abstraction in the 1950s and 1960s. Like the Abstract Expressionists in American art, they sought to express the subjective unconscious, but differed in that they based their abstractions on either the surrounding landscape or figurative subject matter.

Dynamic Rhythm features the work of select artists who formed part of this regional school: Peter Aspell, B.C. Binning, Lawren S. Harris, Don Jarvis, Toni Onley, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, and Takao Tanabe. Don’t miss this stunning exhibition from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art as part of BC Scene!

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Imagine 600 artists from B.C. representing all disciplines, performing in the national spotlight on the stages of Ottawa/Gatineau: that's BC Scene, presented by the National Arts Centre, spring 2009.

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