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Horse and Train, glazed oil on hardboard, 1954. Art Gallery of Hamilton, Gift of Dominion Foundries and Steel Limited (Dofasco) © A.C. Fine Art

Alex Colville

The Art Gallery of Ontario 

2014—2015

More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the summer of 2014, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition honoured Colville’s legacy and explored the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music, including Sarah Polley, Stanley Kubrick, the Coen Brothers and Wes Anderson and Itee Pootoogook. Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario with the generous collaboration of the National Gallery of Canada.

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Alex Colville, installation detail, a clip of Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell (2011) plays next to Colville's Couple on the Beach (1967). Image by Penelope Smart.