Hugh Mackenzie 'Show 88' coming soon to Toronto
Hugh Mackenzie, Exodus, 2016, oil on paper, 6.5 x 9.5 inches
SHOW 88: Dedicated to the Memory of Dorothy Mackenzie
SEPTEMBER 10th - 22nd, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday September 10th, 2-4pm, artist in attendance
Show 88 is for Hugh Mackenzie a proclamation—of age, of loss, and of love. This September, Bau-Xi Gallery will be presenting new paintings by Mackenzie, whose powerful work has stirred the collective consciousness of audiences from the 1950s to the present day. Oil paintings draw on genres familiar to the artist—abstracted cityscapes and portraits that glimpse both the sublimity of the urban landscape and the dark intimacy of the human body in paint. Show 88 will also include works by the late Dorothy Mackenzie, to whom the entire exhibition is dedicated. Dorothy’s still life paintings will showcase her skilled hand in watercolour and oils while also serving as living memories in conversation with her husband's work.
Hugh Mackenzie has exhibited extensively across the country, is the subject of numerous catalogues and publications and is represented in such major collections as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Carleton University Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. The artist also has a large and avid following of private collectors.