Emily Carr at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Although it hasn’t received a lot of publicity, the new Emily Carr exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario is a must see for Canadian art lovers.

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On Saturday, I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) to see the new Emily Carr exhibition. Here is a short review:

Throughout her life, Carr was often ignored, and although friends with Lawren Harris, she was denied entry into the Group of Seven (because she was a girl). It’s rather fitting then, that her latest show has received so little promotion – Basquiat: Now’s the Time currently rules the roost at the AGO.

Some good news: unlike the Basquiat show, From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia is free with admission, and, like the Basquiat show, it is a must see for any art aficionado.

Slipping in under the radar, this is a fairly extensive, and well curated exhibition. Not only does it include some of Carr’s most famous works, it does a great job of showing her evolution as an artist, and her importance in (Canadian) art history. If you’re a fan of hers, and even if you’re not, you should go.

From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia is at the AGO until August 9, 2015.

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