Drawing of several human figures touchng on a white background.

Untitled, 1987 mixed media on aluminium Overall: 121.9 × 274.3 cm (48 × 108 in.) Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift of the Frum Family

Betty Goodwin: Moving Towards Fire

March 23 - October 20, 2019

Located on the 2nd floor in the R. Samuel McLaughlin Gallery.

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EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

In her drawings, Montreal artist Betty Goodwin (1923-2008) addresses mortality, suffering, survival and other weighty aspects of human existence. This selection of works from the mid-1980s, which features four new acquisitions, shows her continued experimentation with the figure as it relates to memory and mourning. Goodwin’s haunting, drifting, sometimes charred bodies often present opposites: transparency and opacity, weight and buoyancy, passage and obstruction.

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