The first major retrospective of the last member to join the Group of Seven, L.L. Fitzgerald
Into the Light: The Art of Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, is a comprehensive and diverse examination of the impact and lasting influence of Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, the last member of the Group of Seven, joining in 1932, and the only member to live in western Canada. Co-curated by Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator and Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the exhibition will present more than 200 paintings, drawings and prints, in partnership with the Winnipeg Art Gallery. This scholarly publication will examine the artists' practice and inspirations through a selection of the exhibition works and essay contributions by the curators, Winnipeg Art Gallery Chief Curator Andrew Kear, artists Pierre Dorion, Robert Houle and Wanda Koop, writer Robert Enright and prominent Canadian art historians Michael Parke-Taylor and Dr. Oliver A.I. Botar.
Sarah Milroy is Chief Curator of McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Formerly, she served as editor and publisher of Canadian Art magazine (1991–96) and as chief art critic of The Globe and Mail (2001–11).
Ian A.C. Dejardin joined the McMichael Canadian Art Collection as Executive Director in 2017. He was previously the Sackler Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London
Andrew Kear is Chief Curator at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and a sessional lecturer in Canadian art at the University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Oliver A. I. Botar is Professor of Art History at the School of Art, University of Manitoba. He has published several books, numerous articles, and has lectured on three continents on European and Canadian Modern Art.
Pierre Dorion is a Montréal based artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is represented by Galerie René Blouin in Montreal and Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.
Robert Enright is a Winnipeg-based writer and curator. He is Professor of Art Theory and Criticism in the School of Fine Art & Music at the University of Guelph and the senior contributing editor and film critic for Border Crossings magazine.
Wanda Koop is one of Canada's most decorated and inventive contemporary artists, whose career spans over four decades and includes more than 50 major solo exhibitions.
Michael Parke-Taylor is an art historian based in Toronto and former Curator of Modern Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is the author of Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald: Life and Work (Art Canada Institute, 2017).