Gain insight into the graphic practices of the iconic Group of Seven. At this year’s Kathleen M. Fenwick Annual Memorial Lecture, you’ll hear from Christopher Finn, former Assistant Curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Where - National Art Gallery, Thursday, May 25 at 6 PM - 7 PM,Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 Free admission. Seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In English with simultaneous interpretation. Group of Seven: Graphically Speaking Kathleen M. Fenwick Annual Memorial Lecture (in the Auditorium) The artists who formed the Group of Seven have been lauded for introducing an iconic Canadian artistic expression.Within their collective body of work, their drawings and other graphic works reveal a deep engagement with their personal visions of nature and offer an intimate reflection of that legacy. Moreover, their inquiries within these graphic systems of representation extend to multiple subjects ranging from interpretations of small communities and satirical caricatures to reflections on the human condition. By revisiting the drawing activities and other graphic practices of the Group of Seven artists, we gain insight into their development of visual concepts as well as an alternative understanding of their legacy. About Christopher Finn From 2002 to 2016, Christopher Finn was the Assistant Curator for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection developing exhibitions that include historical Canadian, Aboriginal artists, and other contemporary artists.Some of his recent exhibitions for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection include: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven: Destinations (2016), On Paper:Maria Chapdelaine (2016), Tuugaaq/Ivory:Inuit sculpture (2015), Northern Narratives (2015), and Edward Burtynsky:The Landscape That We Change (2013).