William Kurelek

Kurelek mystery lands in Yorkville


Yet, one mystery has to do with an untraceable painting by William Kurelek whose work is showing at the gallery. The other mystery is Kurelek himself, the Alberta-born artist who died in 1977 at only 50 years old.

Solutions to both intrigues may have to wait for William Kurelek: The Messenger, the blockbuster retrospective slated for autumn 2011 and for 2012. Organized by the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the exhibition will frame the artist’s prairie memory paintings in the context of the strikingly dissimilar work he produced in the mid-‘50s when he was in psychiatric care in England. read more »

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