This is a twelve year retrospective exhibition of Scott's work. For Scott, one of the best ways to create art was through dialogue; his art depends on context, on all kinds of unspoken information shared by the viewer and artist concerningf the world in general. He is devoted to the use of technical components in his work as well as the everyday forms of art-making such as black paint on paper. Included are John Scott journal articles, "Writing for Canadian Art (1988-1991)," and a number of journal and newspaper articles "About John Scott."
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
John Scott is a Canadian professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. Scott previously played for the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes, and Montreal Canadiens of the NHL. Scott was born in Edmonton, Alberta, but grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a mechanical engineering degree. Scott and his wife, Danielle, have four daughters: Eva, Gabrielle, Estelle, and Sofia.
Other titles by Joan Murray
Rockscapes of Georgian Bay
Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer and the Group of Seven
Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven
J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven
Laura Muntz Lyall
Impressions of Women and Childhood
Treasury of Tom Thomson, A
Call of the Wild
An Introduction to His Life and Art
An Extraordinary Life