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Emily Carr, Young and Old Trees, 1935, oil on paper, mounted on panel. Gift of Dr Max Stern in honour of Frances K. Smith, curator emeritus, 1983 (26-026)
John Hartman, Apotheosis of Gilbert D, 1991, drypoint on paper, 2nd state. Gift of David Clare, 2017 (60-016.23)
Angotigalu Teevee, (artist); Timothy Ottochie, (printmaker), Spirits Reaching for the Moon, 1961, stonecut on paper, 42/50. Gift of John Robertson, 1985 (28-150)
David Gordon, The Spirit of Walt Whitman at Bon Echo, 2001 acrylic on canvas. Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, 2009 (52-002)
Kenojuak Ashevak, (artist);  Lukta Qiatsuk, (printmaker), Birds and Foliage, 1970 stonecut on paper, 31/50. Gift of Mary Robertson, 1985 (28-138)
Face of the Sky: From the Collections
Historical Feature and Samuel J. Zacks Gallery
11 January–9 August 2020

Thursday 16 January 2020
Members’ Preview: 5–6 pm
Public Reception: 6–7:30 pm

Face of the Sky turns its gaze upwards, tracking a longstanding artistic fascination. In feature works from the Agnes contemporary and historical collections, skies swarm with figures, depicting spiritual epiphanies and embedded histories that seem to both belong to the land and carry transcendent potential. Taking inspiration from artist John Hartman’s drypoint landscapes, the exhibition combines Inuit printmaking, African historical sculpture, Italian Renaissance angels, Canadian mystical landscapes, and contemporary mediations.

Featured artists include Kenojuak Ashevak, Thomas Carl Burrows, Emily Carr, Dave Gordon, Lawren S. Harris, John Hartman, Kathleen Munn, Natsivaar, Christiane Pflug, Mary Pitseolak, Levi Alasua Pirti Smith and Angotigalu Teevee.

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