There are as many opinions as there are experts. – Franklin Roosevelt
Everyone has a different opinion about what they consider to be art and opinions vary on what galleries should hang on their walls (or display on the floor). This project has been very interesting to us as we watch the various views, (all correct of course), funnel through the polling process and curate an exhibition. After all, opinions and preferences when it comes to art are personal and are correct for each of us. It is one element of curating that is very interesting.
A work of art can be an emotional experience for one viewer, while the same work may leave another person cold. Have any of your own choices surprised you? Have you chosen a work that in another venue, you might not have liked? Is it hard to choose between a figurative or abstract work? We’re archiving all the comments made during this process, so please feel free to leave us any and all feedback you might have in the comments.
Here’s the Week 6 selections! Top 2 make it through to the exhibition.
1. Caroline Benedicks Bruce (Swedish, 1856 – 1935)
watercolour on paper
Purchased with the assistance of the Government of Canada through the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, 1986
2. Gary Michael Dault (Canadian, b.1939)
Piano Lake 1983
collage on paper
3. Brian Kipping (Canadian, 1953-2007)
mezzotint on paper
4. Virginia Luz (Canadian, b. 1911)
Haunted Borley 1951
gouache, pen and ink and graphite on paper
Gift of Yvonne McKague Housser, 1977
5. Sydney H. Watson (Canadian, 1911 – 1981)
The Red Glass 1949
gouache, ink, graphite on paper
Gift of Alexandra Luke, 1967