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Dreams of the Night

Paintings by Barbara Elizabeth Mercer

with Joan Murray

text by Joel Siegel

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1993
  • Paperback / softback

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    Jan 1993
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This exhibition features a powerful series of paintings , primarily in the colours of red and blue. Her paintings are mostly of archetypal symbols - the moon, a bed, a cabin, mixed with cats, rabbits, flowers - done in a bold outline style.Artist statement by Barbara Elizabeth Mercer.

About the authors

Joan Murray, an independent curator and art historian, is considered one of the most accessible of Canadian art writers and has studied and exhibited Tom Thomson for four decades. Since the late 1960s, she has been a curator of several institutions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, and director of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa (1974-99) and the McMichael Canadian Art Gallery in Kleinburg (2005-6). Murray was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy in 1992 and has been honoured with the Senior Award from the Association of Cultural Executives, the Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and the Order of Ontario. She lives in Toronto, Ontario

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