Anatomy of a Collector @ Tom Thompson Art Gallery

Gary Merkel

Steve Irvine

The TOM is pleased to present Anatomy of a Collector, a major exhibition featuring significant works of Contemporary Canadian Ceramics curated from seven collectors across North America. Guest Curator Brian Cooke, Manager and Curator at Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery in London, Ontario invites viewers into the world of collecting. Why do people collect art? How do they choose what to collect? Anatomy of a Collector will focus on Contemporary Canadian Ceramics but also illustrates what happens when opportunity and desire converge.

Anatomy of a Collector
Artist list

Kirsten Abrahamson – Ontario / Robert Archambeau – Manitoba / Alan Burgess – British Columbia / Mimi Cabri RCA – Ontario / Keith Campbell Ontario / Walter Dexter RCA 1931-2015 – British Columbia / Angelo di Petta – Ontario / Heather Driver-Kerslake – Ontario / Jose Drouin – Quebec / Darren Emenau – New Brunswick / Carole Epp – Saskatchewan / Marianne Fisher – Ontario / Michael Flaherty – Newfoundland / Mary Fox – British Columbia / Ruth Gowdy-McKinley RCA 1931-1981 – Ontario / Goyer Bonneau RCA – Quebec / Sue Hara – British Columbia / Susan & Theo Harlander – Ontario / Robin Hopper RCA 1939-2017 – British Columbia / Harlan House RCA – Ontario / Gordon Hutchens – British Columbia / Steve Irvine – Ontario / Denys James – British Columbia / Thomas Kakanuma 1908-1981 – British Columbia / Audrey Killoran – Quebec / John Kurok – Rankin Inlet / Les Manning CM – Alberta / Mayta Markson RCA – Ontario / Mayta Mathison – British Columbia / Gary Merkel – British Columbia / Sally Michener RCA – British Columbia / ZusZsa Monostory – Ontario / Ann Mortimer CM RCA – Ontario / Dean Mullavey 1927-2015 – Quebec / Diane Nasr – Ontario / Grace Nickel RCA – Manitoba / Ingrid Nicolai – Quebec / Shane Norrie – Ontario / Kayo O’Young – Ontario / Maja Padrov – New Brunswick / Jan Phalan – Ontario / Peter Powning RCA – New Brunswick / Bernadette Pratt – Ontario / Ann Roberts RCA – Ontario / Anita Rocamora – Saskatchewan / Laurie Rolland RCA – British Columbia / Carol Rossman – Ontario / Ron Roy – Ontario / Maurice Savoie CM RCA 1930-2013 – Quebec / George Shadford – Ontario / Sing Ying Ho – Ontario / Tom Smith RCA 1933-2015 – New Brunswick / Kevin Stafford – Manitoba / Bruce Taylor – Ontario / Peter Thomas – New Brunswick / Barbara Tipton – Alberta / Vera Vicente – Quebec / Joyce Wheatley – Ontario / Liz Willoughby – Ontario

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