Gathie Falk: Revelations
February 4 to May 7, 2023
Revelations explores the career of legendary artist Gathie Falk. Now 94, Falk has established herself as one of Canada’s most visionary and experimental artists.
Celebration permeates her artwork, whether she is reveling in the beauty of a pile of glossy apples, rows of potted trees festooned with blossoms and ribbons, floating cabbages, or burgeoning flower beds exploding with colour. These are the manifestations of Falk’s rampant imagination, explored through multiple disciplines and media for more than a half-century. Throughout her career, the artist has been drawn to themes of order and disorder, the sacred quality of daily life, and time’s swift and relentless passage. A highly acclaimed Canadian cultural icon, Falk has received many awards including the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Visual Arts (2013), Order of British Columbia (2002), and Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2003).
This exhibition is accompanied by a major publication, including essays by McMichael Canadian Art Collection Chief Curator Sarah Milroy, Vancouver curator and writer Daina Augaitis, artists Liz Magor and Landon Mackenzie, artist and curator Hank Bull, writer Nancy Tousley, and art historians John Geoghegan and Jocelyn Anderson.
Gathie Falk: Revelations is organized and circulated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Gathie Falk (b. 1928)
14 Grapefruits, 1970
34.3 × 34.3 × 26.7 cm
Photo: Rachel Topham Photography
© Gathie Falk
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