Ivan Eyre: Recent Paintings and Drawings

November 7 - 30, 1976

"The School of Art is pleased to exhibit these works by Ivan Eyre, a senior Canadian artist and a faculty member of the School of Art. The paintings and drawings in this exhibition represent some of Professor Eyre's most recent work as well as work of an earlier date. The 3 major paintings are the latest reflections of his art. The drawings are studies for other paintings which were completed some time ago. All the works reflect the unique personal insight of Eyre which defines a world as open as a prarie horizon but as highly individualized as a private mirror of imagination." Essay by Ivan Eyre.

Curated by Daniel Mato

Helen Coy, assistant curator

The School of Art is please to exhibit these works by Ivan Eyre, a senior Canadian Artist and a faculty member of the School of Art.  The paintings and drawings in this exhibition represent some of Professors Eyre’s most recent work as well as work of an earlier date.  The three major paintings are the latest reflections of his art.  The drawings are studies for other paintings which were completed some time ago.  All the woks reflect the unique personal insight of Eyre which defines a world as open as a prairie horizon but as highly individualized as a private mirror of imagination. 
Instead of a descriptive text on the Exhibition there is an essay by Eyre in which he discusses the concept of artistic regionalism. During a time of apparent self-examination and definition in Canadian art an artists discussion of regionalism seems appropriate. 
Special thanks are extended to Norman Schmidt, design; Marvin Dlugosh, gallery technician; and Helen Coy, assistant curator, for their considerable help.

Daniel Mato

Director, Gallery 1.1.1.

School of Art, University of Manitoba

Recent Paintings and Drawings by Ivan Eyre Catalogue [PDF]