Equinox Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Takao Tanabe that span almost seven decades and have come directly from the artist's personal collection. Takao Tanabe is an important figure in Canadian painting and printmaking; this exhibition ranges from geometric abstractions of the 1960s through to his iconic prairie and west coast landscape paintings.
Tanabe has been a leading figure in Canadian art for over sixty years, his artistic career has included over 70 solo exhibitions. Tanabe has received honourary doctorates from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the University of Lethbridge, the Order of British Columbia (1993), the Order of Canada (1999), the Governor General’s Visual and Media Arts Award (2003), and the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (2013). His work is included in many private and public collections, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Tate Museum (UK), Cleveland Museum, Edmonton Art Gallery, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Art Gallery of Ontario, Glenbow Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada.
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Takao Tanabe (b. 1926) is an important figure in Canadian painting and printmaking. Tanabe creates landscape paintings of the British Columbia coast, eliminating non-essential details, creating serene compositions which reward long contemplation. He is well known for his transcendent light and atmosphere, which fluctuates from delicate and misty to stormy and brooding. Dominated by strong horizons and large swaths of water and sky, his works are devoid of man-made elements such as cars, telephone poles, and architectural structures.