MICHAEL SNOW, R.C.A.
MAN AT DESK #2
ink on paper
signed; titled and dated 1957 on gallery label on the reverse
sight 10.5 ins x 15.25 ins; 26.7 cms x cms
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A multi-disciplinarian across many branches of art, Michael Snow has been a pioneering force in the world of visual arts, filmmaking and music for over fifty years. Man at Desk from 1957, a work from the early days of Snow’s illustrious career, provides insight into the artist’s creative soul. A piece with a delightful mixture of contrasts summoning both the abstract with the representational genres, Man at Desk – goes deeper with its monochromatic tonalities of black and white, mirrored opposites in equal measure. Man at Desk shows a distinct confidence in Snow’s brushwork with ink - at once exhibiting the delicacy and intricacy of contour with the density of solid painterly qualities.
Michael Snow is the recipient of many prestigious awards over the course of his lifetime, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1972; receiving the Order of Canada in 1981 for his contributions to international visual arts; and was winner of the Gershon Iskowitz prize in 2011. Snow has had a multitude of solo shows across Canada and the United States and has left his mark on Toronto’s public art scene, including a flock of geese within the Eaton’s Centre, Flight Stop and The Audience, contemporary figurative carvings along the Rogers Centre.
Private Collection, Toronto
Isaacs Gallery, Toronto