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Caroline Mousseau, Cloud, 2016, oil on canvas (detail)

ab Next

Contemporary Abstraction by Emerging Canadian Artists

April 29, 2017 - September 03, 2017

The exhibition ab Next serves to check in on the continuum of abstraction in Canadian art through emerging voices from across the country. The work in this exhibition by artists Colin Canary, Kelsey Galbraith, Gillian King, Caroline Mousseau and Sarah Pupo is part of a resurgence in painting in Canada by artists who have embraced painting unapologetically.

Artist and critic, Pete Smith writes that this new generation of painters, “Rather than having the intellectual pressure of defending their medium with every brushstroke, they could entirely focus their energies on the equally difficult task of making a good painting.  Indeed, these artists are in a position that is not oppositional to, for example: representational painting, Pop art, or Post-modernism, but rather can concentrate on their individual practices and how they fit into current artistic/political/social/formal/environmental issues.

Curated by Linda Jansma and Simone Wharton

 

ab Next is supported by Total Transportation.

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