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Making Heros CAG-99-12

Making History

Making Heros CAG-99-12
This exhibition presents artistic interpretations of historical events, selected from the collection of Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Including work from the 19th century to the present, Making History demonstrates the participation of Canadian artists in the creation of compelling and vivid images of the past. Whether contending with the myth-laden legacy of Louis Riel, the tragic drama of the great wars of the 20th century, or the October Crisis of 1970, artists shape and complicate our understanding of Canadian history.

Curated by Pan Wendt, artists include Edward Poitras, Jeff Funnell, Rémi Belliveau, Robert Houle, John Fox, George Thresher, Allan Harding Mackay, Jack Turner, Arthur Lismer, George Pepper, Pegi Nicol Macleod, Dennis Tourbin, and David Haigh.

Photo credit: Dennis Tourbin, Laporte’s Funeral (In Memory of My Mother), 1995. Acrylic on canvas, 244 x 171 cm, Collection of Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Purchased with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program, 1999 CAG 99.12.

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