Most great works of art begin with a drawing: ideas come out on paper first. There is a degree of intimacy and immediacy that is inherent with works on paper, and this exhibition celebrated these qualities. On Paper was on view for a limited time only, since light exposure must be kept to a minimum to ensure the conservation of the artworks. This exhibition offered visitors an extraordinary opportunity to engage with many of the best works on paper from the McMichael Canadian Art Collection – ranging from a never before publicly exhibited David Milne watercolour painting to a comprehensive collection of the original artwork by Clarence Gagnon for the beloved novel Maria Chapdelaine.
Curated by Sarah Stanners and Chris Finn.