Jonathan Forrest - "Building Blocks of Colour"
Yechel Gagnon - "Midwinter Thaw"
Works from exhibition JACK BUSH: Paintings, 1959-1973
JACK BUSH: Paintings, 1959-1973
Saturday October 23, 2004
- Saturday November 20, 2004
Opening Reception: 1-4pm
Newzones Gallery Of Contemporary Art is pleased and honored to present a mini survey exhibition of six important paintings by JACK BUSH dated from 1950s through 1970s.
Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1909, Jack Bush began his career primarily as a landscape painter influenced by the Group of Seven. In the late 1940s he started experimenting with abstraction. In 1950 he first visited New York’s Museum of Modern Art and that confirmed him in his new direction. Jack Bush started working on large-scale abstract paintings in the early 1950s but did not quite develop his signature style until later in the decade when he became part of a prestigious club of young artists called Painters Eleven. Painters Eleven brought Abstract Expressionism to Canada and gained critical acclaim from the infamous Clement Greenberg. Jack Bush was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1976. He died at the age of 68 in 1977. Jack Bush’s work can be found in many private and public collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Fine Art (Boston, Massachusetts), the Museum of Fine Art (Houston, Texas) and Tate Gallery (London, England), to name a few.