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Agnes Martin: Work Ethic

September 22, 2010 to January 2, 2011

“simply transporting”Toronto Star

This Exhibition features The Islands, on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art, which comprises a series of 12 paintings that invites the viewer to explore the subtleties of Martin’s artistic vocabulary and her remarkable commitment to the work of painting. Along with two works from the AGO’s permanent collection, and an accompanying video interview, this is the first time Martin’s work will be comprehensively shown in Canada.

Video: Getting to know Agnes Martin

Although born in Saskatchewan in 1912, Martin spent most of her life in the US after moving there as a teenager. Her time studying, living and working in the American Southwest greatly influenced her as a person and as an artist.

Audio: Richard Tuttle on Agnes Martin

Recorded: October 13, 2010 @ Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
Duration: 1:34:52

Agnes Martin: Work Ethic includes works on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Contemporary programming at the AGO is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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