Michael Snow: Objects of Vision
Join us for the
Public Opening & Artist Talk
Wednesday, July 18
Remarks at 7pm in Walker Court
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Renowned Toronto artist Michael Snow explores the art of looking at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) with an exhibition celebrating his 2011 winning of The Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO. On view from July 18 to Dec. 9 in the AGO's Signy Eaton Gallery, the exhibition highlights Snow's continuing contribution to Canadian art and his ongoing investigation into visual perception.
Curated by Georgiana Uhlyarik, the 14 works brought together in Michael Snow: Objects of Vision are abstract sculptures from the 1950s, the late 1960s and 1982. The sculptures are instruments in the artist's orchestration of thinking about looking. According to Snow, "all of these works are 'Directors of Attention' in the sense that their forms suggest the paths a spectator's eyes should take." While each work has a rich exhibition and publication history in varied contexts, they are presented here for the first time as one cohesive and focused investigation of sight and materiality. They are objects that are variously meant to be sat on, touched and approached with caution.
Born in Toronto in 1928, Michael Snow's career spans all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, video projection, sound art, bookmaking and experimental jazz. The AGO is home to over 82 works by Snow, including several of the sculptures in the exhibition.
Michael Snow will be leading visitors on a tour of the exhibition on July 18, which is open to the public as part of the AGO's regular free admission on Wednesday nights.
For more information visit: www.ago.net/michael-snow-objects-of-vision
Meet the Artist - Michael Snow: Objects of Vision
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Supported by: | Signature Partner of the AGO's Conservation Program
[image credit] Michael Snow with Transformer, 1982 (detail), wood with partial varnish layer, rope, cardboard, height adjustable x 490 x 12 cm tapering to a point, Purchase with funds from an anonymous donor, 2001 ©Michael Snow, 2012
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