Mr. (Steve) Martin takes Mr. (Lawren) Harris to LOS ANGELES

LAWRENHARRIS1<STEVE MARTIN, photographed by Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles TimesThe Art Gallery of Ontario has announced that actor-musician-comedian-banjo player-contemporary art collector, STEVE MARTIN, will co-curate a major exhibition of work by Canada’s LAWREN HARRIS for the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2015.  Plans are to tour the exhibit after its California debut, to other American cities, ending up back at the AGO.

LAWRENHARRIS9<LAWREN HARRIS, photographed by M. O. Hammond, April 25, 1926>  Mr. Harris, founder of the Group of Seven, is a Canadian iconic painter.  There are large collections of his work on exhibit at the AGO in TORONTO and the McMichael Collection in KLEINBERG, Ontario.  <IMAGES BELOW – Lawren Harris paints Toronto streets in the snow, 1920-1930;  “North Shore, Lake Superior”, 1926; and “Mount Lefroy”, 1930>

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