ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
60 Painters is the most ambitious overview of contemporary Canadian painting in recent memory. It was hosted at Humber College Arts and Media Studios in 12,000 + square feet of theater and studio space from May 18th – June 9th, 2012. Only such a large space could have housed a collection of this magnitude. The artists are a mixture of emerging artists and very well established artists. Some of the artists are within the first few years of their practice while others are in their third or fourth decade of exhibiting.
All of the painters created new work for the exhibition or contributed work that is significant to their practice.
Humber Arts and Media Studios
300 Birmingham Street (North West of Kipling and Lake Shore Ave). Etobicoke, ON.
Lakeshore Arts coordinated FREE guided tours for high school students during the exhibition.
SYMPOSIA – (CONCLUDED) Saturday May 26th.
Symposium 1: Making Pictures: Painting in the Age of Images
A discussion about the relationship between the "source" and the painting, and how important that relationship is for many contemporary painting practices. The source is often the subject of the work.
Panel: Pete Smith (moderator), Monica Tap, Sky Glabush, Howard Lonn.
Lecture: “Painting with Digital Speed”. Andrew Morrow
Symposium 2: MATERIALIZE: “How the stuff of painting creates meaning”
A discussion about how the very act of painting and the physicality of the paint is a metaphor in itself.
Panel: Nicole Collins (moderator), Andy Patton, Joe Fleming, Melanie Authier
ALL EVENTS WERE FREE TO THE PUBLIC