Michael Gibson Gallery Newsletter Archive


September 24, 2022

Proverbial Times

“The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” + Wanda Koop, John Brown, Will Gorlitz & Dil Hildebrand’s Small but Mighty Artworks.
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September 17, 2022

Queen to King, Change is Constant

Embracing Change + Celebrating the Majesty of Aganetha Dyck & New Christopher Pratt Prints
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August 13, 2022

Look But Listen

This is a version of the 2022 newsletter, like audiobooks, no reading needed, just a set of ear buds are required.
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August 6, 2022

Take Cover For Lobster

The Perfect Summer Storm + 1980s Robert Natkin painting & Upcoming September Exhibits
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July 30, 2022

Rollin’ Into August ’22

Roller Skating & Relishing the Summer of 2022 + New Victor Cicansky Sculptures and an 1960s Mid Century Modern Sideboard
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July 23, 2022

Keeping It Cool

A Day in the Life with Automation + Escaping into the Lushness with Gallery Artists
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July 16, 2022

Jerry + Larry = “Prett-ay, Prett-ay, Prett-ay Good”

The Observational Humour of Jerry Seinfeld & Larry David + Summertime with Brian Jones & Av Isaacs on Angus Trudeau
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July 9, 2022

So Much Potential

The Active Assets of Warren Buffett + Angus Trudeau Now Open & “Summer Solstice”
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June 25, 2022

Summer Solstice in Somerset

The Awe of Niagara Falls & Stonehenge + Celebrating the artworks of Summer & Seeking Anne Meredith Barry’s
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June 11, 2022

The Summer Side of Tolerance

From Gordon Lightfoot to the events of 1968 & Woodstock + Perspectives of Thorneycroft, Knowles, Hildebrand and Snow
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June 4, 2022

Quality of Life

From a C&C to a Nonsuch + Jack Bush Minutiae, Gathie Falk Retrospective Opens Soon & Recent Consignments
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May 28, 2022

Taking the Long Road

A Walk Across Spain Inspires Reflection + New Gathie Falk Book and Exhibit & Now Representing the Estate of Tony Urquhart
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May 14, 2022

5 AM Wake Up

A Renewed Energy with Spring + New Video for Dil Hildebrand & Celebrating Lushness with 5 Gallery Artists
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April 30, 2022

“The Road is Long, With Many a Winding Turn…”

Guy Lafleur through to the Yuccies + Dil Hildebrand Catalogue Now Online
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April 23, 2022

Freedom’s Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Lose

Roadtrips, the perfect way to discover your true Canadian-ish-ness + Dil Hildebrand 10 Year Survey Now Open & Keiran Brennan Hinton at the AGO
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April 9, 2022

Exotic Adventures From Days Gone By

Travelling & Lessons Learned in Morocco + Save The Date for Dil Hildebrand & Recent Corporate Acquisitions
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March 26, 2022

Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll

A generation of women on Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll + 3 abstract artists who paint with a pulse
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March 19, 2022

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, eh?

For our 75th edition, we thank our community who have collectively found comfort through art, music, food and movies
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March 12, 2022

Hope Springs Eternal

March Break & University Intellectuals + 35 years ago with Greg Curnoe Telling Stories with Text
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March 5, 2022

The Curious Influence of Influencers

Andy Warhol, Greg Curnoe & Jack Chambers + Inspirational night sky artworks by Gorlitz, Falk & Zelenak
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February 26, 2022

Salty, Fresh or Brackish?

Luxuriating in Brackish Waters and Rooftop Pools + The Inventiveness of Murray Favro
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February 19, 2022

“Punky Reggae Party”

The Seemingly Spontaneous Cultural Moment of Reggae and Punk + Susan Dobson Now Open & An Olympic moment with Jason McLean
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February 12, 2022

Surviving Polio

The cultural leadership of Neil Young & Joni Mitchell + Margot Ariss, Susan Dobson & our Ever Expanding Art Book Collection
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February 5, 2022

Canadian Roots

Happy 90th Birthday to Roly Fenwick + Michael Pszczonak’s sold out show, Last Week for Chroma IV and Susan Dobson Upcoming + Diana Thorneycroft and the Group of Seven
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January 29, 2022

“The Phone Is For You”

Honouring one of Canada’s most original artists, Gathie Falk + Two more weeks for Chroma IV and Susan Dobson Upcoming
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January 22, 2022

Brrrrr Solutions

The Comfort Found From Our Coldest Days + Highlights from our current Chroma exhibit
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January 15, 2022

“Birthday Greetings, Bottle of Wine…”

Living in the moment as a healthy past-time + New Exhibition featuring new David Bolduc, William Perehudoff, Michael Snow and Gathie Falk.
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December 18, 2021

“Stayin’ Alive” with Jazzercize

Early 1980s Saturday Night Fever, Disco & the Jazzercise craze + The Gift of Art for Everyone on Your List
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December 11, 2021

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The Defining Moments That Can Change a Life + Our Annual Art 12 Days of Christmas
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December 4, 2021

The No Plan, Plan, Heading North

From LA to San Francisco + Paddy Gunn O’Brien & Brian Jones Shows on now

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November 27, 2021

The Weary Traveller

Travelling in 2021 + Paddy Gunn O’Brien & Brian Jones Opens Next Week & New William Perehudoff and Dorothy Knowles Arrivals

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November 13, 2021

Remembrance for a New York Minute

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November 6, 2021

An Artful Negroni

The evolution of learning to trust your eye + New Arrivals & Book your visit to next Saturday’s Opening
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October 30, 2021

Modest Beginnings

The rewarding experience of curating Canadian giants + 2 Days left for SBG Pop-Up
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October 23, 2021

Birth of Comfort

Consuming Culture  + Book Your Appointment for Next Week’s Pop-Up in Toronto & Michael Pszczonak’s Exhibit is now open
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October 9, 2021

Thankfully, Time Is On Your Side

Giving Thanks for Time + Upcoming Exhibition Opens Next Week & Pop-Up Artist Sneak Peek
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October 2, 2021

Bonding with Leonard

Emulating the Lifestyle of Leonard Cohen, Art with Heart Auction, Early Greg Curnoe Show & Pop-Up Appointment Booking Coming Soon
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September 18, 2021

Warm Days Cool Nights

Transitioning from Summer to Fall, A New Look for the Website, Susan Dobson @ RIC & Jonathan Forrest Survey Open
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August 7, 2021

Golden Goals

Celebrating the Underdog + Artworks Inspired by the Summer
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July 24, 2021

A 1969 Buzz

Apollo 11 and the Endless Possibilities + Save the Date for October’s Pop-Up @ SBG & New Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart Photographs
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July 10, 2021

Summer of Excess

The year of setting record prices for assets purchased sight unseen + 2 more weeks for Mark Dicey & New Brian Jones Watercolours
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June 26, 2021

Brightwork Takeoff

Led Zeppelin I and the Hindenberg + New Video Tour and Congratulations Keiran Brennan Hinton
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June 19, 2021

Savoury Times or Savouring Time

The shift in our gallery world is probably here to stay + Mark Dicey Now Open
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June 12, 2021

Millennial Might

The music & the moments that define a generation + Mark Dicey Opens Next Week & Susan Dobson @JNAAG
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June 5, 2021

Inertia Given

The season of self propulsion + Mark Dicey upcoming, Last week for Roly Fenwick & New Jonathan Forrest Paintings
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May 29, 2021

The Silent Generation Speaks at 80

Bob Dylan and the impact of The Silent Generation + Roly Fenwick “Images From The Home Well” Now Online.
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May 15, 2021

This Is Not A Test

TV Test Patterns & Late Night TV + New Gathie Falk Still Life Paintings & Roly Fenwick Upcoming

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May 8, 2021

The End Of A Friend

Honouring a friend who taught us empathy + Rare Greg Curnoe & Upcoming Roly Fenwick
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May 1, 2021

Alone Again….Naturally

The complexity of the notion of being alone + David Bolduc & Ron Martin
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April 24, 2021

Weather Speaks

Life lessons from “Surviving the Storm” + Now Online: Bolduc, Favro, Martin & Scott
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April 17, 2021

Discovering a New Friend

Norman Guitars in the Eastern Townships + Upcoming Exhibit with David Bolduc, Murray Favro, Ron Martin and John Scott & a Newly discovered Clark McDougall portrait
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April 10, 2021

“Don’t Bogart That Joint, My Friend”

The A & B Side of Artists in Their Prime + New Brian Jones “Falling Leaves” & ACI Video Tour of “Chroma”
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March 27, 2021

History Repeats

Sharing a year of personal thoughts + Celebrating Spring with Victor Cicansky
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Michael Gibson Gallery
March 20, 2021

Southern Comfort

Exploring the music, culture & food of Southern Florida + New Alex Colville & Last week for McLean/Copeland Collecting show
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March 13, 2021

The 15 Rounds of Life

Buying a Paterson Ewen in Montreal, Music in Movies, Ali vs. Frazier + New Alex Colville prints
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March 6, 2021

Aloneness or Loneliness

Saving a smart car, Bunny Wailer & Bill Murray + Jason McLean gives his tips for collecting art
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February 27, 2021

What to Wear – Above The Waist

Change is good, it keep us tuned in and turned on + McLean/Copeland Collection Exhibit Now Open

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February 20, 2021

1971, A Quietly Shy Year

Daydreaming about the future in Grade 8 in 1971 + Last Week for “Chroma III” and Upcoming March collecting show
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February 13, 2021

The Happy Side of 1968

Jean-Claude Killy, the music of 1968 & The Odd Couple
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February 6, 2021

Big Bluebird Days

On the Home Stretch of Winter + Play Misty for Me, Marmalade, Alex Colville.
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January 30, 2021

From Snow to Saltwater

Snow Days & Spaghetti Westerns + Christopher Pratt and our Winter exhibition “Chroma III” now online.
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January 23, 2021

Renewed Hope

Playing for Change, Road Trips and Reflections on Greg Curnoe.
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January 9, 2021

Taking a Trip Without Leaving Home

Trips, Beef Brisket and The Godfather + Interesting Art World News Items from 2020
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Michael Gibson Gallery
December 19, 2020

My Canada Includes Fois Gras

Luxuriating in the flavours of Quebec + The Gift of Art for under $2800
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December 12, 2020

“Give Peace a Chance”

The enduring legacy of John Lennon + Our Annual Art Version of the “12 Days of Christmas”
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December 5, 2020

Happy With Nothing To Do

Artists in their prime + Christopher Pratt, Brian Jones, Mary Pratt, Gathie Falk
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November 28, 2020

Moonlight Serenade

A life lesson in the Fall of 1978 + December exhibition opens next week
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November 21, 2020

The Galloping Gourmet Meets Bob

Michael muses on the iPhone, Bob Marley and Graham Kerr along with Jason McLean’s walk & talk.
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November 14, 2020

Hot Fun in the City

Thank you to everyone who visited the Pop-Up @ SBG + Watch our recent artist videos.
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Pop-Up
October 31, 2020

Together is Better

Highlights from the first week of Art Toronto and our Pop-Up at Stephen Bulger Gallery
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Pop-Up
October 24, 2020

Art Toronto Pop-Up @ SBG

Join us between Oct 28 – Nov 7 at a Pop-Up at Stephen Bulger Gallery, coinciding with Art Toronto.
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October 17, 2020

“A Change is Gonna Come”

Art Toronto is now 2 weeks away.  Visit us on their online platform or in-person at Pop-UP @ SBG.
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October 3, 3030

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

The beginning of the Fall season & Save the Date for our Art Toronto Pop-Up
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September 20, 2020

Keeping the Glass 1/2 Full

Reflecting on the Changing of the Seasons, Doug Kirton’s dreamlike new paintings.
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August 29, 2020

Labour Day Weekend 2020

Time to reflect on end of summer pleasures and a preview of artists that we are featuring in the Fall.
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August 8, 2020

Summer of Love

Finding gems with Paterson Ewen & David Urban + Inspired by Summer Artworks.
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July 25, 2020

Plus Ça Change, Plus C’est La Même Chose

Bobby Kennedy, New Summer Inspirational Artwork and $1 Billion of artwork sold during a Pandemic.
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July 11, 2020

Hot, Hazy & Hawaii

Celebrating 21 years of our Annual Sizzling Summer Soiree and artist highlights
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Boat
June 20, 2020

Mother Nature’s Son

Mother Nature’s test, Michael Smith Video Tour and Keiran Brennan Hinton
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June 6, 2020

More Musing Missives, Michael Smith & Keiran Brennan Hinton

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May 30, 2020

Playlists, Road Trips & 8-Tracks

Michael Smith Opens Thursday, Keiran Brennan Hinton is now online and highlighting playlists, road trips and The Beatles “White Album”.
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May 23, 2020

Kabitzing in an Allroad

Lasting relationships and highlighting artists William Perehudoff, Jonathan Forrest, Michael Smith & Keiran Brennan Hinton.
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Newsletter
May 15, 2020

Are We There Yet?

Art Fairs and Odd Affairs – Recounting the Exciting World of Art Fairs, Jonathan Forrest Must See in Person & Upcoming June Shows
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Newsletter
May 9, 2020

Mom’s, Mountains and Miles

The comfort of cottage life, G&T’s and lamb burgers inspire us + Jonathan Forrest video now online
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Newsletter
May 2, 2020

Unconditional Love & Culture

Collecting Graham Coughtry, relishing in Jonathan Forrest’s sublime new exhibition
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Newsletter
April 25, 2020

Simple Times for Simple Pleasures

It is time to enjoy the silver lining of our isolation with the Reverend Al Green
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Newsletter
April 18, 2020

Film Noir, Dino and Greg

Inspirational videos, music and a sneak peek at Jonathan Forrest’s upcoming exhibition.
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Easy Rider
April 11, 2020

Riding my Bike May 4, 1970 or A Loss of Innocence

Reflecting on the memorable moments from our lives including the culture that shaped us
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Clark McDougall
April 4, 2020

$17 Burgers Need Your Support

For our 3rd instalment of isolation solutions: I recommend that we support our local restaurants
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Steak
March 28, 2020

Over The Top Together

It’s time to reward ourselves with an over the top meal and a movie
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Grilled Cheese
March 21, 2020

Comfort Days Ahead

I think a Comfort Day is in order.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will be providing some suggestions to create comfort in our lives.
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Soiree
March 17, 2020

We Will Overcome

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are open by appointment only.
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