Canadian artist Chris Cran was invited to select works from the McMaster Museum of Art collection, and to nominate a work of his own to be included.
Cran selected works by:
Art & Language, Eric Atkinson, David Bolduc, Louis de Niverville, Raoul Dufy, John Hoyland, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Leon Kossoff, Ray Mead, Albert Marquet, Bruce McLean, David Milne, Alfred Pellan, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter and his own 2007 painting, "The DIsputed Sculpture".
Chris Cran is based in Calgary. His work has been exhibited across Canada in solo and group exhibitions, with work in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Art Gallery of Alberta, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Glenbow Museum, Mendel Art Gallery, and many others. Cran has lectured widely in Canada, is an active advocate for the arts, and received the Doug & Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award in 2014. A major survey of Cran’s painting is currently in development by the Art Gallery of Alberta and the National Gallery of Canada, which will open in September 2015 and May 2016 respectively.
DEANNA BOWEN - Thursday March 19, 2015, 12:30 pm. Free
Carl Beam, Rebecca Belmore, Deanna Bowen, Cathy Daley, General Idea, Doug Guildford, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Kent Monkman, Edvard Munch,
Grace Ndiritu, Andy Warhol, Joyce Wieland, and Jin-me Yoon
This group exhibition focuses on self-representation and self-portraiture. Bringing together a thought-provoking mix of Canadian-based and international works, the exhibition addresses critical or interrogated self-representation in relation to multiple selves, the self-other relation, and the constitution of gender, sexuality, critical embodiment, race, and Indigeneity. Through photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, installation, sculpture, and video art, the curators consider how representations of displacement, doubling, recognition and mis-recognition, and mutability unsettle ideas about memory and countermemory in autobiographical art.
This project is supported at McMaster University by the Arts Research Board; Forward with Integrity, Office of the President; and Research & International Affairs.
CANCELLED! ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION:Thursday March 12, 2015 NEW! ARTIST'S TALK BY DEANNA BOWEN: Thursday March 19, 2015, 12:30 pm
Image shown is still from video by Deanna Bowen (Canadian b. 1969) sum of the parts: what can be named, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and Vtape