Joanne Tod and Renée Van Halm: Irruptions
Renée Van Halm, Reconstructions: The Past, 1986, oil on panel, 62.23 x 101.6 cm. Collection of the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie. Gift of Alison and Alan Schwartz, 1997. Photo: Andre Beneteau
Joanne Tod and Renée Van Halm
March 19 to June 14, 2020
Joan Lehman Gallery
Curator: Emily McKibbon
Reception: Postponed (Please see our notice addressing COVID-19 here)
Contemporary Canadian artists Joanne Tod and Renée Van Halm came of age at a period of time in Toronto during which painters were returning to figuration. This pairing highlights the artists’ approaches to layered compositions and flattened illusionist space, demonstrating their investigations into painting as a medium while still engaging in imagist practices.