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David R. Harper: Zodiac

Fri Nov 16 to Jan 13, All Day

Please note: This exhibition has been extended until January 13.

Part of New + Now

Toronto-born artist David R. Harper presents a museum-wide installation inspired by the twelve signs of the zodiac. This original work was commissioned as part of New + Now, an annual celebration of emerging artists and contemporary ceramics, nationally and internationally.

The installation will be revealed at the New + Now Gala on November 15.

About the Artist

David R. Harper (b. Toronto, Canada) completed his BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Sculpture before pursuing an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has held solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States, and exhibited in group shows at the National Gallery of Canada, MASS MoCA, and the Gardiner Museum. Harper’s work is in many permanent collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Los Angeles.

About New + Now

Our annual 12 Trees fundraiser has evolved into New + Now, a celebration of emerging artists and Canadian and international ceramics. As one of the world’s only museums dedicated to ceramics, the Gardiner is committed to championing clay and supporting up-and-coming as well as established artists working in the medium.

New + Now features the launch of an International Ceramic Art Exposition and a museum-wide installation by Canadian ceramist David R. Harper, kicking off with the New + Now Gala in support of our clay education and outreach programs, and special exhibitions throughout the year.

Commission Sponsor

Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso

Education & Outreach Partners

Rosemary Phelan, The Langar Foundation
Ira Gluskin and Maxine Granovsky Gluskin
The Thor E and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation

BMO

B&V

Emerging Artist Supporters

AXA, Ecclesiastical, HUB International

Susan Crocker and John Hunkin

 

Header image: Courtesy of David R. Harper. Photo by Rich Maciejewski.