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Face of the Sky: From the Collections
11 January–9 August 2020
Historical Feature and Samuel J. Zacks Gallery


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

Curated by Alicia Boutilier and Sunny Kerr

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, Italian Renaissance angels, Canadian mystical landscapes, modernist sculpture and contemporary mediations.

Featured artists include 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.

John Hartman, Salvage, 2000, drypoint on paper. Gift of David Clare, 2017 (60-016.33)

Angotigalu Teevee, (artist); Timothy Ottochie, (printmaker), Spirits Reaching for the Moon, 1961, stonecut on paper, 42/50. Gift of John Robertson, 1985 (28-150)

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