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Gathie Falk: Revelations

June 18 - January 8

Gathie Falk: Revelations

June 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023

About the Exhibition

Gathie Falk: Revelations explores the career of this legendary Canadian artist. Now 94, Falk (b. 1928) is of Mennonite heritage and was born in Brandon, Manitoba, settling finally in Vancouver, where she established herself as one of Canada’s most visionary and experimental artists. Piles of glossy apples, rows of potted trees festooned with blossoms and ribbons, floating cabbages, gentlemen’s brogues presented in reliquary style, expanses of water, or burgeoning flower beds exploding with colour—these have been the manifestations of Falk’s rampant imagination as she has explored the disciplines of painting, ceramic, performance art and installation over the span of a half century. The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication, including essays by McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy, Vancouver curator and writer Daina Augaitis, artists Liz Magor and Landon Mackenzie, Hank Bull, writer Nancy Tousley, and art historians John Geoghegan and Jocelyn Anderson.
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Gathie Falk (b. 1928) Eight Red Boots, 1973 red-glazed ceramic in painted plywood and glass cabinet 101.2 x 105.7 x 15.5 cm (cabinet); boots: 17 x 28 x 10 cm each (approx.) National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Photo: NGC © Gathie Falk

Gathie Falk (b. 1928) All over Rose Trees and Light Bulbs, 1984 oil on canvas 198.1 x 167.6 cm Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto © Gathie Falk

Gathie Falk (b. 1928) 14 Rotten Apples, 1970 earthenware 19.1 x 28.0 x 25.0 cm Vancouver Art Gallery © Gathie Falk

Gathie Falk (b. 1928) Night Sky #3, 1979 oil on canvas 198.1 x 167.6 cm Private collection © Gathie Falk


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