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The Subtle Body: Betty Goodwin and David Altmejd from the Collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex

February 17 - May 15

The Subtle Body: Betty Goodwin and David Altmejd from the Collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex

Betty Goodwin (1923–2008), Untitled (La mémoire du corps), 1995, oil stick over silver gelatin print on mylar, 161.3 × 115.8 cm, Gift from the Collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 2023.18.8

February 17 – May 15, 2024

About the Exhibition

Highlighting an important recent gift from Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, this exhibition pairs the work of the late Montreal artist Betty Goodwin (1923–2008) with contemporary artist David Altmejd (b. 1974). Both artists express a deep humanism through their artwork, relying on inventive use of materials and imagery to reflect on memory, loss and the ephemerality of life. The exhibition includes works by Goodwin from the 1950s through to the 2000s and a major sculptural work by Altmejd produced in 2007, the year he represented Canada at the Venice Biennale.

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Artworks from the Exhibition

Betty Goodwin (1923–2008), Do you know how long it takes for any voice to reach another, 1985, oil, oil pastel, wash and graphite, Salah Bachir. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.

Details

Start:
February 17
End:
May 15
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