TOM FORRESTALL: CHUCK AND FETCH: New Paintings

July 11 - September 12, 2020
Overview

The very act of rotating the same image and witnessing it all anew is a great experience in seeing. While the viewer is fully aware that it is the same image, as it's rotated, it changes.

 

Tom Forrestall

TOM FORRESTALL has long been considered one of Canada's most important painters. His mystical and transcendent egg tempera paintings and watercolours resonate with collectors all over the world.

FORRESTALL was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia in 1936 and studied with Alex Colville and Lawren P. Harris at Mount Allison University, graduating in 1958.

Throughout his career, Forrestall has received many awards and honours including Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts (1973), Order of Canada (1986), the 125th Anniversary of Canada Medal (1992) and the Order of Nova Scotia (2007).

TOM FORRESTALL's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Canada House, London, U.K.; Hungarian National Museum, Budapest; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario (retrospective); National Gallery of Canada; National Museum of Art Romania, Bucharest.

His work is found in numerous international public, corporate, and private collections including Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Ontario; Beaverbrook Art Gallery; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Hungarian National Museum, Budapest; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; Winnipeg Art Gallery; City of Toronto; Irving Oil; McCain Foods, Rideau Hall, Ottawa; RBC Financial Group; Scotiabank, and Via Rail.

TOM FORRESTALL lives and works in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He is represented exclusively by Mira Godard Gallery.

Installation Views
Works
  • TOM FORRESTALL Discovery of Self, 1995 egg tempera on board 28 x 27 in.
    TOM FORRESTALL
    Discovery of Self, 1995
    egg tempera on board
    28 x 27 in.
  • TOM FORRESTALL Pearl Necklace Lost/Found in Leaves, 2005-06 egg tempera on board 4 7/8 x 31 1/2 in.
    TOM FORRESTALL
    Pearl Necklace Lost/Found in Leaves, 2005-06
    egg tempera on board
    4 7/8 x 31 1/2 in.
  • TOM FORRESTALL Shades with Distant Boats, 2009 watercolour on paper 15 x 22 in.
    TOM FORRESTALL
    Shades with Distant Boats, 2009
    watercolour on paper
    15 x 22 in.
  • TOM FORRESTALL Chuck and Fetch #1, 2018 egg tempera on board 31 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.
    TOM FORRESTALL
    Chuck and Fetch #1, 2018
    egg tempera on board
    31 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.
  • TOM FORRESTALL Climbers Distracted, 2018 egg tempera on board 9 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.
    TOM FORRESTALL
    Climbers Distracted, 2018
    egg tempera on board
    9 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.
  • TOM FORRESTALL Entanglement, 2018 egg tempera on board 16 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.
    TOM FORRESTALL
    Entanglement, 2018
    egg tempera on board
    16 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.
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