ALMA: The Life and Art of Alma Duncan (1917-2004)
June 5 – August 3, 2015
Exhibition organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art Gallery | Exposition organisée et mise en circulation par la Galarie d’art d’Ottawa
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada
Ottawa-based artist Alma Duncan spent her entire life creating, interpreting, observing, and rendering. With pen in hand, she traveled the world recording the beauties of the land and the stories of her models, transcending the lines between modern interpreter and visual activist. Inherently interdisciplinary, from painting and drawing to film, her varied body of work also spans numerous genres, including the machine aesthetic, puppetry, portraiture, and abstraction, and the natural world.
This retrospective, organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art Gallery celebrates Duncan’s lifework, recognizing her as an inextricable part of Canadian art history.
Image Credit: Alma Duncan, Self-Portrait with Red Stripes [Autoportrait avec rayures rouges] (1958), oil on Masonite / huile sur Masonite, 50.8 cm x 63.5 cm, Courtesy of / avec la permission de D & E Lake Ltd. Fine Arts, Toronto, Photo by: David Barbour