Monday, 26 October 2009

King City Artist Ed Bartram - To Attend His First McMichael Canadian Art Exhibition


Artist Ed Bartram to attend preview
King City landscape artist has first McMichael exhibition


WHAT:
The media is invited to attend a special Media Preview of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s new exhibition Ed Bartram: The Eye Within. This McMichael-curated exhibition looks at how Ed Bartram interprets the Georgian Bay landscape through a series of seventeen large-scale prints juxtaposed with two almost century-old Georgian Bay prints by Group of Seven member J.E.H MacDonald.

WHEN:
Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

WHO:
Tour the exhibition with the artist and with McMichael’s curator, Chris Finn.

WHY:
In 1912, J.E.H. MacDonald spent the summer in the eastern Georgian Bay region. Captivated by the beautiful landscape, MacDonald produced several landscape drawings in an effort to preserve his cherished memories of the experience for others to know. From these drawings, he then created a series of one-colour print images. Like MacDonald, contemporary artist Ed Bartram spends his summers in the Georgian Bay area. His prints, produced using a range of innovative printmaking techniques, visually celebrate and share his connection, understanding, and memories associated with Georgian Bay. “My work interprets the forces of nature found on these Precambrian surfaces [which have been] revealed by the cleansing and polishing power of ice and water.”

WHERE:
McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario. For directions, visit www.mcmichael.com.
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Media contact:

Stephen Weir, Publicist
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
Cell: 416.801.3101
sweir@mcmichael.com