All six artists came of age as artists in London, Ontario and studied at HB Beal. Curnoe, Favro and Martin were part of the London Regionalist Canadian art movement that developed in the 1960s. Kirkpatrick, McLean and Young, emerged as artists directly influenced by Regionalism. Through this exhibition we celebrate the diverse artistic output from these artists and highlight direct influences.
We are exhibiting a new hand-made chain-less bicycle by Murray Favro, Ron Martin’s important 1972 “Early One Colour Painting” and a 1990 stamp-pad-ink work by Greg Curnoe that contemplates contemporary art criticism.
Our exhibition also includes a new drawing by Jason McLean that maps the history of baseball, James Kirkpatrick’s collaged sail-material figurative “paintings” and kaleidoscopic drawings by Billy Bert Young that reference his daily life and surrounding environment.