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Isaacs Seen: Gallery ReView

Abstract oil painting in red, yellow, and white

Works by:

William Ronald, Michel Lambeth, Tess Taconis

Isaacs Seen: Gallery ReView

May 10–August 6, 2005

This exhibition was organized in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Textile Museum of Canada and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

University of Toronto Art Centre

Four galleries have partnered to present Isaacs Seen: The University of Toronto Art Centre, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, and the Textile Museum of Canada. The four interconnected exhibitions illustrate the career of pioneer art dealer and avid collector Avrom Isaacs and his impact on the Canadian art scene.

Gallery ReView exemplifies what the public might have seen at the Isaacs Gallery from the 1950s to 1990. Beginning with the abstract expressionist Karma, a 1957 canvas by William Ronald, the show includes thirty paintings and sculptures by twenty-four artists long associated with the gallery. While it cannot comprehensively cover four decades of hundreds of shows, the Art Centre displays something of the breadth and depth of Isaacs Gallery offerings, with widely varying approaches expressed through a range of media.

Gallery ReView

Tuesday May 10, 2005–Friday, August 5, 2005
University of Toronto Art Centre

Regarding Av

Thursday May 19, 2005—Thursday, August 18, 2005
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Closet Collector

Thursday May 19, 2005—Sunday, September 25, 2005
Textile Museum of Canada

Two on the Scene: Photographs by Michel Lambeth and Tess Taconis

Wednesday, June 1, 2005—Sunday, September 25, 2005
Art Gallery of Ontario

Opening Reception

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
University of Toronto Art Centre

Make the Scene – Get Critical!

Thursday June 23, 2005, 7pm
Featuring Sarah Milroy, Av Isaacs’s contemporaries, Barry Lord, Harry Malcolmson, Jared Sable, and Joyce Zemans,

Exhibition Tour

Saturday July 9, 2005, 2pm
Featuring Niamh O’Laoghaire
University of Toronto Art Centre


Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the project support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, and the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation.

Title Image: Robert Markle, Conversation series: Gordon Rayner, 1988. Acrylic on paper, 75 x 110 cm.

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