THE ESSENTIAL JOE FAFARD – Van Gogh and Other Inspirations

May 12, 2018

June 9, 2018

Free

Mayberry Fine Art, 324 Dundas Street West, Toronto

(416) 923-9275

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Events Description

Mayberry Fine Art is unveiling an exhibition of never-before-seen sculptures by internationally acclaimed Saskatchewan artist, Joe Fafard. Considered one of the most original Canadian artists of his generation, Fafard is perhaps best known for his sculptures of animals such as “The Pasture” – seven life-sized bronze cows that lay outside TD Centre in downtown Toronto; however, his work has also focused greatly on the human form. He has created portraits and sculptures of many well-known artists considered as masters in western art history (Carr, Picasso, Rousseau, Kahlo, Rivera, Matisse etc.) as well as Vincent van Gogh, a re-occurring muse of Fafard’s.

The exhibition, THE ESSENTIAL JOE FAFARD – Van Gogh and Other Inspirations, features 30 artworks and sees the return to Vincent Van Gogh as a subject paired with Fafard’s mastery of relief sculpture, his iconic farm animals and using different perspectives and distortion in creating the illusion of depth or completeness. The exhibition is free to attend and runs May 12 – June 9, 2018.

Prior to the exhibition opening there will be an unveiling of a new 8 ft. x 8 ft. sculpture that will change the artistic landscape of Dundas Street West, directly across from the Art Gallery of Ontario. This will be the first figurative work of this scale that Fafard has created, and a long-awaited exhibition in Toronto since his last major retrospective exhibition in 2008.
Who is it for?
adults

FREE Admission

WHEN & WHERE

Date & Time: May 12 to June 9, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Venue: Mayberry Fine Art, 324 Dundas Street West, Toronto, M5T 1G5

Street Parking, Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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