Jack Chambers: Light, Spirit, Time, Place and Life
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A brilliant draughtsman and remarkable painter, Chambers spent his early adulthood travelling and studying in Europe, where he met Pablo Picasso. When he returned to his hometown of London, Ontario, in 1961, he found himself at the centre of a vibrant art scene that would become the backdrop for his films and the surrealist-influenced works based on his dream-like evocations of memory.
This book draws on the large collection of the artist’s work held by the Art Gallery of Ontario. Featuring more than 100 colour reproductions, an extensive chronology, and a complete catalogue of the AGO’s collection of Chambers’s artworks, the volume also includes critical essays by Sarah Milroy, Christopher Dewdney, Mark Cheetham, Gillian Mackay, Ross Woodman, and curator-writer Dennis Reid, as well as unique personal reflections in a variety of forms by writers Michael Ondaatje and Susan Crean and painters John Scott and Eric Fischl.
Written by Dennis Reid
Co-published by Goose Lane Editions and the Art Gallery of Ontario
Paperback, 240 pages