Joanne Tod and Renée Van Halm: Irruptions

March 19, 2020 – July 18, 2020

Joanne Tod, The Bust of Nexus, 1989, oil on canvas, 91.44 x 91.44 cm. Promised gift of Brian Groombridge (left); 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 (right). Photo: Andre Beneteau

Joanne Tod and Renée Van Halm
March 19 to July 18, 2020
Joan Lehman Gallery
Curator: Emily McKibbon

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.