June 02 - August 21, 2015
Nickle Galleries, Taylor Digital Library, University of Calgary, 410 University Court NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
This exhibition explores the evolution of West Coast architect Ron Thom from his beginnings as an artist/protégé of Jack Shadbolt and Bert Binning at the Vancouver School of Art, to his groundbreaking west coast house architecture, to the internationally renowned architecture of Massey College and Trent University in Ontario. Enriched with never-before-exhibited drawings and sketches, vintage photos, original Ron Thom-designed furniture and prototypes, original drawings by his teachers Shadbolt and Binning, the exhibition conceptually and in some cases literally juxtaposes the west coast work with his architecture in central Canada, tracing and illuminating the narrative thread of Thom’s architectural evolution.
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