Burmese Spring, March 3 - April 25, 2014
Six Leading Burmese Contemporary Painters
Location: First Canadian Place Gallery
100 King Street West, Street Level (just E of Fairweather),
Toronto, ON M5X 1A9.
Open Monday - Friday 11 am - 3 pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday March 19, 2014. 5 – 7 pm
Curator talks: Friday, March 28, 2014. 12.15 & 1 pm
With Burma largely cut off from the west during the last 50 years, the local art scene became the “Galapagos Island” of the art world, evolving in isolation and in its own directions. Now, with the improving political environment, art lovers are once again being captivated by the remarkable artistic talent that exists in this fascinating county.
The East Gallery, in conjunction with First Canadian Place gallery, are pleased to present a group exhibition featuring six of the leading, internationally-established painters who are working in Burma today. The show will include Yan Naing Tun’s politically-themed monochromatic city-scenes; the vibrant, dramatic impasto landscapes of Ngwe Aung; contemporary Buddha portraits by award-winning painter Khin Zaw Latt; S. Moe Z.’s iconic black and red monk paintings; Nann Nann’s Buddhist-inspired symbolic and conceptual gold-leaf and acrylic works and Than Kyaw Htay’s sweeping, rich and colourful Shan state-inspired landscapes.
Please note: The First Canadian Place Gallery hosts many private events. When they are in session, the Gallery will have limited access to the general public. Please contact Andrew FitzGerald (+1-416 705 4331, firstname.lastname@example.org) for any exhibition-related questions or to confirm public viewing times.