DARK COMMANDER: THE ART OF JOHN SCOTT 22 August - 5 December 2015
A two-part exhibition: McMaster Museum of Art Fall 2015 I Art Gallery of Hamilton Winter 2016
Organized by The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa. Curator: Daniel Strong
A retrospective of the dark and eerily prescient art work of Governor General Award winning Toronto-based artist John Scott.
The exhibition at McMaster presents John Scott works drawn from over 30 years with a focus on his studio practice of the past 15 years. It includes works on paper, sculpture and two reconstructed installations, Bunny Boudoir and Europe (1993). Scott’s works are represented in major Canadian public collections and in the United States and Europe. He was the first recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Visual Art in 2000. He is also a long-time faculty member at OCADU.
The McMaster installation includes ‘interjections’ from the Museum collection; works by Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828) and early 20th century European and avant-garde artists.
Exhibition catalogue includes essays by Daniel Strong, Ihor Holubizky, Gary Michael Dault, and Deirdre Hanna.
RECEPTION: Thursday September 17, 6 – 8 pm GUIDED TOUR: Wednesday, September 23, 12:30 pm A Lifelong Learning Week event JOHN SCOTT AND ANN MACDONALD IN CONVERSATION: Thursday, October 29, 6 – 8 pm
Ann MacDonald is Director/Curator, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough
Image is detail of John Scott, Alpha Male, 2008, mixed media on canvas. Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery