"London Bridge," 6 of 10, 2008, colour dry point on paper by John Hartman
A new exhibition called Living Landscapes will open January 28 with a reception at 4 pm at the Yellow Box Gallery, third floor of Margaret Norrie McCain Hall.

All members of the public are cordially welcome to attend this free event.
 
Living Landscapes: Recent Colour Drypoints by John Hartman from the Permanent Collection of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents fifteen colour drypoint prints by a prominent Canadian artist. They were selected from a recent gift of 27 works given by the artist. This grouping is illustrative of two important facets of Hartman’s career, namely his evolving unique treatment of landscape and his employment of drypoint as an artistic technique.

Born in 1950, John Hartman is a celebrated contemporary Canadian artist.  He grew up in Midland, Ontario, and later moved to Hamilton, Ontario, where he studied Fine Arts at McMaster University in the early 1970s.  Since that time, Hartman has established himself as one of Canada’s most prevalent contemporary artists.  For more than 35 years, the work of John Hartman has been highlighted in countless solo and group exhibitions, included in important public collections, and featured in many of Canada’s leading art galleries.  Hartman lives and works in Tiny, Ontario. 

This reception will also be an opportunity to celebrate a new partnership between the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and St. Thomas University.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery's senior curator Jeffrey Spalding has recently been appointed as director of the Yellow Box Gallery at St. Thomas University, providing with the opportunity to share the Beaverbrook Art Gallery's collection and passion for the visual arts with the university community. This first exhibition marks the curatorial debut of curatorial assistant Meredith Briden.

Exhibitions to come will provide learning opportunities for St. Thomas University students to explore the visual arts and curation in partnership with Beaverbrook Art Gallery staff.