My Highlights from Art Toronto
In Wanda Koop’s Landscape with Red Bar, the striking contrast between the lightly brushed background and the vivid stripe of colour creates an immersive experience for the viewer. Her pieces question the relationship between the sacredness of nature and the modern technological world. Koop’s artwork is collected internationally by major public and private institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; the Reykjavik Museum; and the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art. —Courtesy of Waddington’s
This auction will be conducted in US dollars, and the final hammer prices will be collected in Canadian dollars. After the auction, the hammer prices will be converted using the midpoint rate at market closing on the last day of the bidding period using the OANDA Historical Exchange calculator.
Signature: Signed, titled, and dated 2008 on the overflap
The Estate of James Bisback, Ontario
Michael Gibson Gallery, Ontario
Private Collection, Ontario
Wanda Koop has been reinventing and redefining landscape painting for more than 40 years. Featured in over 50 solo exhibitions, she is a preeminent figure in contemporary Canadian art. Her monumentally scaled work focuses on the intersection of urbanization, contemporary media, and the natural world, and she is additionally renowned for her performance and video art. Koop was most recently awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, 2016.
Canadian , b. 1951