Coach House exhibit opens at the new AGO
The 1960s and ’70s were a revolutionary time in Canadian art, when bright young talents were taking their work in radical new directions. At the centre of it all was Coach House Press. When the renovated Art Gallery of Ontario opens on November 14, it will showcase the work of this cadre of artists in a new exhibit, Canadian Art in the 1960s & 1970s through the lens of Coach House Press. Coach House was and still is a printing and publishing house, a space where artists, writers, photographers, musicians, sculptors and designers could meet and inspire one another, and where they had access to printing presses, photography equipment and a Linotype machine. In this collaborative environment, the press emerged as a locus of technological innovation and artistic invention, a workshop for creators committed to developing new modes of communication.
Full of radical vision and iconoclastic play, this eclectic multimedia exhibit is not to be missed. Come explore a time of artistic revolution, liberation, optimism, anti-war protests and growing nationalism.
The AGO will offer three days of free admission to celebrate its opening:
* Friday, November 14, 4 p.m. to 12 midnight
* Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m. to 12 midnight
* Sunday, November 16, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Canadian Art in the 1960s and 1970s through the lens of Coach House Press
Opens Friday, November 14, 2008
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West