SCUGOG: An abstract art exhibition, titled “26 paintings by Ron Lambert”, is coming to the Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry, starting Saturday, April 8th.
The exhibition is meant to honour the 26 artists that were involved in the Canadian Abstract Exhibition in 1952. That exhibition featured works from artists Lawren Harris, Alexandra Luke, as well as Oshawa based artist Ron Lambert and 23 others. Mr. Lambert is the last surviving member of those 26 artists.
“I think it will be an eye opener for a lot of people,” Mr. Lambert told The Standard.
Mr. Lambert is credited as being one of the first of his generation to do a style of painting known as postwar abstraction.
“It is a great sense of relief when the colours do what I want them to do,” Mr. Lambert said.
Lawrence Brissenden has been following Mr. Lambert’s career for a number of years and helped organize this show.
“I said ‘where do you want to do a show?’ I was thinking somewhere like New York, and he said Port Perry. He said he spent a lot of great times in Port Perry,” Mr. Brissenden said.
An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 2 p.m. on April 8th, and the exhibit will run until Thursday, May 4th.
For more information on the exhibition, there is a YouTube video below