We are pleased to present these two Canadian art icons for the second time. In November 1998 we had a two person exhibition with Paterson Ewen and Walter Redinger. Twelve years later we are honoured to exhibit a selection of both artist’s work. We are exhibiting late works by Paterson Ewen as well as his iconic “Thundercloud as a Generator #1” (1971). Thanks to Museum London for lending us this important painting. Juxtaposed with Ewen’s paintings are Walter Redinger’s early organic sculptures. His massive “1929-1984” (1974) is part of a larger series that has been collected by the Oakville Art Gallery, University of Guelph, Confederation Park in Gananoque and the City of Kingston.
Paterson Ewen (1925-2002) is best known for his paintings of natural phenomena. He experimented with numerous tools and materials, in styles and forms ranging from figurative to abstract, expressionist and monochromatic. Ewen studied fine art under John Lyman at McGill University, then under Goodridge Roberts and Arthur Lismer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 1982 Ewen was Canada’s representative at the Venice Biennale. His work is included in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Walter Redinger (b. 1940) has been an active sculptor for more than 40 years. He is best known for his large organic fibreglass sculptures and fearless drawings. Redinger began his professional art training at Beal Technical School in London, followed by education from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and then the Miensinger School of Art in Detroit Michigan. He has exhibited internationally in New York, Italy and France and represented Canada at the 1972 Venice Biennale. He recently was awarded a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His work is in the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Art Gallery of Hamilton.