60 Painters

Sky Glabush, Cut Tree, oil on canvas, 84 x 108 inches, 2011 (courtesy of Dr. Dav
Sky Glabush, Cut Tree, oil on canvas, 84 x 108 inches, 2011 (courtesy of Dr. David L.Clark and Ms. Tracy Wynne)

Barbara Hobot reviews the recent survey exhibition of Canadian painting, 60 Painters at Humber Arts and Media Studios, Ontario, Canada.

Hobot writes that the show "provided visitors with a recent trajectory through contemporary painting. They were allowed to draw connections between the works of established artists and those of more emerging practitioners. Influences were traced from room to room, concepts invited comparisons from across linoleum floors, and the wide span of what can be considered painting was pondered while leaning on banks of lockers... The ambitious project was artist-organized... Without a board of directors or paid staff, '60 Painters' was an independent enterprise free from the restrictions of catering to an established membership. The result was a carefree sampler of what Canadian painting has to offer."