Figure Out of Place

June 11, 2011 – September 4, 2011

Will Gorlitz, Bad Faith Blue, 1987, Collection of the MacLarenArtCentre. Photo: André Beneteau

David Craven, Will Gorlitz, Rae Johnson, Tony Scherman, David Urban, Shirley Wiitasalo and Marlene Hilton Moore
Figure Our of Place
June 11 to September 4, 2011
Janice Laking Gallery
Curator: William Kingfisher
Reception: Thursday, June 16, 7 to 9 pm

Figure out of Place shows figuration’s anxious resurgence in the 1980s. Ten powerful artworks from the MacLaren’s Permanent Collection—canvases by David Craven, Will Gorlitz, Rae Johnson, Tony Scherman, David Urban and Shirley Wiitasalo, and a bronze by Marlene Hilton Moore—portray exultation and agitation, strained bodies and nervous minds.

At the reception on June 16, join artist Michael Coughlin and author Borys Kowalsky for a Café Culture event comprising a gallery tour and discussion of the artworks in the context of humanism and philosophy in the 21st century.