As always there has been a bustle of activity at the Gallery in recent months. It’s been hard to find time to get all the blogs in that we’d like. That said, here is a bit of a catch up on some of the things we wanted to share.
Toronto sculptor and installation artist Kim Adams has won the $50,000 Gershon Iskowitz Prize for his contribution to visual arts in Canada over the past 40 years.
Adams, who had a small show at KW|AG in January 2008 titled, Roadside Attractions is known for his imaginative sculptures and miniature cityscapes and landscapes which are made from a variety of materials including consumer goods. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally since the late 1970’s.
The Gershon Iskowitz prize was created in 1986 in memory of the late abstract expressionist painter. Since 2007, the Iskowitz Foundation has worked with the Toronto-based AGO to award the prize to a Canadian artist each year.
Three new works of art are now calling KW|AG home. The latest acquisitions to the Gallery’s permanent collection include paintings by Paul Peel and Susanna Heller and a photograph by Colwyn Griffith.
Susanna Heller’s painting City Tree can be found on display in the Gallery’s main corridor this spring along with Colwyn Griffith’s photograph of Arabesque Cafe . The latter is part of the exhibition From There to Here on view through August 19, 2012. Look for the Paul Peel painting in the Gallery later this summer.