A video portrait of Ken
Lochhead by the CCCA
& Linda Corbett-Eyeris
Celebration and installation photographs
ABOVE: Kenneth Lochhead, Canada (1926-2006), Orange Corner, 1967, acrylic on canvas, 137.0 x 203.0 cm, Collection of Gallery One One One, School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; Gift of Colin Lochhead, 99.002. (Note: Please click on arrow or image to navigate.)
Orange Corner: A Ken Lochhead tribute exhibition with works by the artist and his circle.
11 August to 28 September, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday, 11 August, Noon to 4 PM
Initiated by Mimi Paige, Suzanne Gillies, and committee members, this tribute exhibition includes work by Kenneth Lochhead as well as his devoted students and associates, including Ron Gabe, Don Reichert, Mimi Paige, Joe Fafard, Bryan Nemish, Ranjan Sen, E.J. (Ted) Howorth, Celia Rabinovitch, Don Proch, Pierre Arpin, Bill Lobchuk, Louis Bako, Suzanne Gillies, Wayne Brueckner, Kelvin Adair Free and John King.
Kenneth Lochhead was born in 1926. He became Director of the University of Saskatchewan School of Art in Regina in 1950. In 1955, he began the Emma Lake Professional Artists' Workshops, which attracted artists such as Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Jack Shadbolt and the critic Clement Greenberg to Saskatchewan. Lochhead was one of the "Regina Five" painters who first exhibited together at the National Gallery in 1961. After Regina, Lochhead continued to teach painting and drawing at the University of Manitoba, York University and the University of Ottawa. A painter's painter, Lochhead's work is known for its compositional finesse and often exuberant use of colour.
Lochhead was an Officer of the Order of Canada, a recipient of an Honorary Doctors of Laws, University of Regina, and a 2006 recipient of the Governor-General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. He died in 2006.
For information please contact Ken Lochhead Memorial Committee member Mimi Paige email@example.com or the Gallery.
Donations to the University of Manitoba's Kenneth Lochhead Memorial Fund painting scholarship will be gratefully accepted.
NOTE: The most important publication about Kenneth Lochhead is entitled Kenneth Lochhead: Garden of Light (ISBN 1-896470-54-8). It documented a Lochhead retrospective exhibition that happened 29 January to 23 May 2005 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. The author of this highly recommended catalogue is Ted Fraser, who was the exhibition's guest curator. To purchase this catalogue, please contact the MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 6X6 Phone (306) 584-4285 Fax: (306) 569-8191
Regular Gallery One One One hours: Noon to 4:00 p.m., closed weekends. Free admission.
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Gallery One One One, School of Art, Main Floor, FitzGerald Building, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus, Winnipeg, MB, CANADA R3T 2N2 TEL:204 474-9322 FAX:474-7605
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