Discover Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland

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  • June 10, 2017
McMichael Gallery Kleinburg

The McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg

From July 1st to November 19th, 2017

Passion Over Reason

Now this is a good excuse to get out of the city. Kleinburg is only minutes north of Toronto/GTA and is home of the McMichael Gallery.

Summary: “Passion Over Reason will take a critical approach to Canada’s fascination with Tom Thomson, his status as a cult figure of masculine mystique, and the mystery and mythology of his life story that has cast a virile, woodsy painter as the embodiment of quiet, Canadian resilience.
For this special occasion, the McMichael will be bringing out virtually all of its holdings of Thomson’s paintings, drawings, photographs, and personal objects. A dynamic installation will present these works – some familiar, some unexpected – interwoven with works by Wieland, whose playful use of sex and humour addresses issues of ecology, patriotism and the pitfalls of nationalism.” (Source: McMichael Gallery Website)

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