Community Curates Week 5

Each week we have been striving to include works from local artists. By local we mean artists who either called Durham Region home, currently live here, or grew up here. Some examples include John Landers, Barry Smylie, Isabel McLaughlin and Linda Selbie Ward. This week, we include Jeff Morrison. You can learn more about Jeff Morrison by visiting his website http://www.jeffmorrisonart.com

Last week we had another tie. This is an unexpected hurdle for us with this project, but it is part of the fun as well. The tied-for-second-place images will be put in our Window Wednesdays album on Facebook (early in the day on Wednesday) and you can go there to vote in the tie breaker. 

Week 5

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1. Stephen Arthurs (Canadian, b.1951)

While Living In A Vacuum, Any Intelligence At All Would Be Deemed As Genius, Any Effort Viewed As Supererogatious  1981

acrylic on paper

Purchase, 1984

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2. Bertram Brooker (Canadian, 1888-1955)

Abstract Still Life  n.d.

pen and ink on paper

gift of Doris Huestis Speirs, 2001

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3. Clarence Gagnon (Canadian, 1881 – 1942)

The Heavy Sea  n.d.

linocut and woodcut on paper

Donated by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, 1988

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4. Tom Hodgson (Canadian, 1924 – 2006)

Flowers  1962

watercolour and ink on illustration board

Gift of Alexandra Luke, 1967

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5. Jeff Morrison (Canadian, b. 1957)

Portrait of Despair  1980

watercolour and inks on paper

Purchase, 1982

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5 Comments

  1. It is tempting to choose a painting like The Heavy Sea by Gagnon yet I feel that the orchestration of a non objective painting is like creating a symphony with many parts that must work in some dynamic expresssive way. So the Tom Hodgson fits.

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  2. I think both the title and the picture are self explanatoryThe title could have been Memories of Youth

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  3. Didn’t like any very much….but if I have to pick one…would pick the Brooker..Don.t know how its done..makes it interesting..

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