John Heward

Curated by: Renée Van Halm

17 October 1979 - 3 November 1979
Opening Reception 17 October 1979 8pm


John Heward is a Montreal artist and has shown extensively there and internationally most recently in Milan, Italy as part of 20 x 20 Italia/Canada. This is his first solo exhibition in Toronto and is part of Mercer Union’s programming mandate to bring acclaimed artists from across Canada to the attention of Toronto audiences.

Heward is a painter and works on large expanses of unprimed, unstretched canvas. His use of space refers strongly to the formalists concern for edge but go beyond that in the regard for image – the content therein alluding to a personal mythology of forms which are delivered through a primitive, gestural handling of the paint.

The exhibition opens Tuesday, October 16 at 8pm. The artist will be present.

The exhibition will be on view from October 17 until November 3. The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 1 – 5 pm.