Some Drawings:
A Group Exhibition

Some Drawings:
A Group Exhibition

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Jack Shadbolt:
The Ghost Universe

Jack Shadbolt:
The Ghost Universe

Jack Shadbolt (1909 – 1998) was an influential Vancouver modernist whose experimentations with abstract painting resonated both within Canada and internationally. The body of work presented here was made in the post-war period when Shadbolt was developing his formal vocabulary as a painter. Shadbolt was one of several artists who returned to Canada after the war with a profound sense of uncertainty about the future, and whose practice looked to new imagery to express a sense of social disruption during the post-war years.
In relationship to The Ghost Universe are a selection of works by B.C. Binning, Gordon Smith, Molly Lamb Bobak, Bruno Bobak and Marion Nicoll. While stylistically diverse, these artists shared an awareness of the anxieties and uncertainties during the post-war era as well as an eagerness to explore abstraction as a means of expression.

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Binning, Untitled, n.d.

Binning, Fairweather Signals, c. 1956

Binning, Fairweather Signals, c. 1956

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Binning, Picture for Peter, 1949

Binning, Electronic Aesthetics, 1957

Binning, Electronic Aesthetics, 1957

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