Contemporary Art Gallery
November 19, 2010- January 09, 2011
Opening reception: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6-9pm
Elizabeth McIntosh is widely regarded as one the most important abstract
painters practicing in Canada today. While her paintings are located in the
realm of abstraction, the careful organization of forms sometimes alludes
to elements of the real world. Despite the apparent simplicity of
McIntoshâs formal language, there is often a textural richness arising from
her artistic process, which involves the application of multiple layers of
paint, allowing for trial and error and leaving a visible reworking.
Although she is primarily known for her painting, McIntosh also works in
collage. In Violets Hair, McIntoshs solo exhibition at the Contemporary
Art Gallery, she will work in both mediums. As well as exhibiting new
paintings, she builds two large-format collages: one will wrap the exterior
of the gallery, using the window vitrines, and the other will occupy one of
the galleries; each carrying a dimensional quality. This is not the first
time McIntosh has worked with collage in this scale, but it is the first
instance in which she has built a structure as the ground.
Recent solo exhibitions include A Good Play, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto
(2010), Cut Out, Goodwater, Toronto (2009) and Parisian Laundry, MontrÃ©al.
She has participated in group exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery
(2006), Santa Monica Museum of Art (2006), and Hallwalls, Buffalo, (2003).
In 2010, Emily Carr University Press in collaboration with Diaz
Contemporary published a monograph of McIntoshâs work entitled A Good Play,
which includes essays by Jan Verwoert and Monika Szewczyk, and she was
featured in Canadian Art Magazine. McIntosh lives and works in Vancouver,
where she is a respected educator at the Emily Carr University of Art +Design. She is represented by Diaz Contemporary in Toronto.
Public Conversation with Jan Verwoert and Elizabeth McIntosh
Friday, December 10, 7pm
Available at the CAG is A Good Play, an artist monograph on McIntoshâs
recent work with essays by Jan Verwoert and Monika Szewczyk, ECI Press, 2010
Public Guided Visits on Saturday, November 20, 3pm and Sunday, January 9,
3pm. Guided visits are free and open to the public. There will be a scheduled guided visit in French. Education groups may make appointments.
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