Shalom Life | July 29, 2015

AGO to Feature Jewish Artists

Eva Hesse's and Betty Goodwin's art will be on display.

By: Christal Gardiola

Published: August 3rd, 2010 in Culture » Art » News

AGO to Feature Jewish Artists

An upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario will highlight the work of three prominent female artists in the post-war era. Titled “At Work,” the display will feature the works of Eva Hesse and Canadians Betty Goodwin and Agnes Martin. Both Hesse and Goodwin are also Jewish artists who have been highly recognized in the industry.

Hesse was a German sculptor who gained fame in America after graduating from New York’s School of Industrial Art. Her art career was cut short when she died of a brain tumor at the early age of 34. Still, Hesse’s work has been shown posthumously in reputable venues such as the Guggenheim Museum. AGO’s “Eva Hesse: Studiowork” will include 50 of the artist’s test pieces to showcase Hesse’s method in creating her sculptures.

Likewise, Goodwin was also known for her sculptures. The multi-platform artist, who grew up in a Jewish neighbourhood in the east side of Montreal, was also a painter, printmaker and installation artist. Goodwin’s work was previously displayed at the National Gallery of Canada in 1996. Five years before her death in 2008, she was also elected as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Her At Work display, called “Betty Goodwin: Work Notes” will feature 100 of her sketches from the AGO’s special collections.

Meanwhile, “Agnes Martin: Work Ethic” will showcase 12 paintings from the Saskatchewan native, loaned from the Whitney Museum of American Art. The AGO will open the At Work exhibition to the public on September 22. For more information, visit www.ago.net.

WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish TrendingAdam Sandler Opens Up About His Connection to Israel Adam Sandler Opens Up About His Connection to Israel TrendingThe Five Worst Adam Sandler Movies The Five Worst Adam Sandler Movies Trending
 

Israeli Startups Set New All-Time Record, Raise $1.12 Billion In Last Three Months

July 28, 2015 | By Einat Paz-Frankel, NoCamels
Israeli Startups Set New All-Time Record, Raise $1.12 Billion In Last Three Months

179 Israeli startup and high-tech companies exceed former record set in 2014

Read More

Teva to Buy Out Allergan in $40 Billion Deal

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Teva to Buy Out Allergan in $40 Billion Deal

The pharmaceutical giant just made a deal with the Dublin-based company

Read More

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to make Historic Visit to Israel

July 28, 2015 | By JNS.org
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to make Historic Visit to Israel

Many are hailing the visit as a further illustration of the growing ties between the two countries

Read More

Obama Responds to Huckabee’s Holocaust Comparison

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
Obama Responds to Huckabee’s Holocaust Comparison

The "ridiculous" comments have now been addressed by the president himself

Read More

Over 10,000 Israelis Arrive to See Chris Brown

July 28, 2015 | By Amit Cotler
Over 10,000 Israelis Arrive to See Chris Brown

Brown puts on energetic show in Rishon LeZion

Read More

WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
WATCH: Every Time Jon Stewart Has Done, or Said, Something Jewish

With the help of Senator Schumer, Stewart remembers his heritage in a hilarious way

Read More

This Israeli City Is Not Having Any of Nicki Minaj’s Butt

July 28, 2015 | By Maria Cruz
This Israeli City Is Not Having Any of Nicki Minaj’s Butt

Nahariya has just released a list of songs they're permanently banning, including Jason Derulo, Robin Thicke, and others

Read More

Between 800 to 900 People are Homeless in Israel

July 28, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Between 800 to 900 People are Homeless in Israel

Members of Knesset discuss solutions that could be implemented to help the homeless

Read More

More Headlines