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This is Paradise / From the National Gallery of Canada Collection

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Purgatorio, A Drinkingbout (Series of Drinkers - Smokey The Bar, No. 2) (detail), 1981 © Courtesy of the artist & The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
This is Paradise / From the National Gallery of Canada Collection

June 25th, 2011 - August 21st, 2011
Opening: June 25th, 2011 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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The Trudeau years in Canada, 1968 to 1984, saw the coming of age of the children of the cold war television-generation and its overwhelming rejection of post war art dominated by Abstraction. A new paradigm erupted, where television could become art and ironic media-inspired images, pseudo artifacts and cartoonish drawings replaced minimalist canvases on the walls of art galleries. The exhibition includes seminal work by artists from the period: Susan Britton, David Buchan, Tom Dean, General Idea, Tanya Mars, Sandra Meigs, John Scott, and Joanne Tod.