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Don Jean-Louis

Silver Works

with Ihor Holubizky & Lisa Baldissera

text by Gary Michael Dault

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 2006
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The focus of this exhibition are Jean-Louis's Silver Works done in 1985 and 1986, a return to paint (from a pictorialism to using new technologies) but in an unconventional way, using pigment mediums and processes to generate a visual language of the very process of making and thinking. The Silver Works represent a key moment for an artist at mid-career. Photographic work has been included that was initiated c. 1990, but not produced until 15 years later.

About the authors

Ihor Holubizky is an art historian and curator. He has held several public gallery curatorial positions, including curator at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton and has been guest curator for retrospective exhibitions of Don Jean-Louis, Walter Tandy Murch, and Kazao Nakamura at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa. Holubizky holds a PhD in art history from the University of Queensland, Australia, and has contributed writing to numerous publications on historical, modern, and contemporary topics in art and culture in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He lectures on a wide range of topics across Canada, the United States, Brazil, and Australia.

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Gary Michael Dault is a Toronto writer, artist and art critic. He has taught at a number of Canadian universities and written for many newspapers and magazines including the Toronto Star and Canadian Art magazine. He currently writes the ÒGallery Going' column for the Globe and Mail. He is also a regular contributor to a number of TV networks including CBC, CTV, Bravo!, Vision TV, and, most frequently, to TVO's Studio 2. His many books include collaborations with artists Tony Urquhart and Edward Burtynsky, and his poetry has previously been gathered in the books Flying Fish and other poems, and In Smoke.

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