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Visual Art Salon - "Claire Wilks: The Mortal Body and the Female Gaze"

  • 2 Jun 2022
  • 7:30 PM
  • Heliconian Hall
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The Club welcomes special guest Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator at The McMichael Gallery and Member of the Order of Canada, to speak about the life and work of Canadian artist Claire Wilks.

Doors open 6:45 for 7:30 presentation. Refreshments served, cash bar **** 

Digital video of the Salon will be available online a week later. Click HERE to register.

Claire Wilks (AKA Weissman Wilks, 1933-2017) was a Canadian artist who “was able to convey the human emotional experience from love and compassion to loneliness and pain. She was also known for portraying the eroticism of the human body – male and female.”  - the Canadian Jewish News.

Her works impose themselves on the eye of the beholder through the force of her autonomous line…” - Il Gazzettino di Venetzia.

Visitors to the Salon will be the first to see the Salon Exhibition, THE GENIUS OF CLAIRE WILKS, which runs June 2 to June 29, 2022.

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see works by Claire Wilks, on loan from the collection of Claire’s partner, author Barry Callaghan. The exhibition is curated by Christian Bernard Singer, Curator, Eco-artist and educator, and author of the comprehensive exhibition catalogue.

The exhibit will also be open free to the public from 1 to 4 pm on the following days: Tuesday June 7, 21, 28; Wednesday June 29; Thursday June 16, 23; Friday June 10; Saturday June 11, 18, 25.

**** subject to change as a result of public health requirements AND additional internal policies as a result of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

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