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Jane Eccles's

Patch Work and Malescape

with Joan Murray

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 1988
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1988
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This exhibition takes a retrospective look at the last twelve years of Eccles's work in which she has made images of the human figure. Beginning at about the time that the human form was reimerging in serious art, Eccles created a body of paintings that are accessible, emotionally true to herself, and explorations of a growing feminist consciousness. Artist statement by Jane Eccles.

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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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