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Ivan Eyre Exposition

with Joan Murray

text by John Hirsch

by (artist) Ivan Eyre

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1980
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    Jan 1980
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Eyre began painting professionally in 1958; this exhibition tells the story of Eyre's work from 1968 on. There is a mystical sense of revelation in Eyre's paintings; he once described his landscapes as geographies of the spirit. He achieves a pervading sense of stillness and calm, though there is an ominous under current of tension. On one level, Eyres works are about the figure or the landscape. On another, they function abstractly.Eleven venues for this exhibition across Canada and internationally.

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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