Lila Lewis Irving: Con Spirito | A Retrospective

Coming in March 2012

Teacher… Artist… Mississauga resident… Student of Helen Frankenthaler… The woman whose work is described by art historian Joan Murray as “what Abstraction is, and can be.”

The AGM proudly announces Con Spirito, a retrospective exhibition of Lila Lewis Irving’s 50 year career as an artist. Irving’s incredible passion for life shines through in the energetic brushstrokes barely contained by larger than life canvases.

AGM Curator Stuart Keeler says,

“If Lila were to paint air, she would depict for us what we intuitively feel around us every moment we breathe.”

Irving’s art is intuitive. Much like Rothko’s reds, you can’t help but be overwhelmed by the intensity on the canvas, and the scale of this artist’s work.

Lila Lewis Irving, Otello, 1997, acrylic on canvas

Irving is an enormous opera buff. Her brushstrokes mimic the movements of music, and transport viewers much like an operatic aria can.

Lila Lewis Irving, Tristan and Isolde (Diptych)

 Lila Lewis Irving: Con Spirito | A Retrospective
opens at the AGM Thursday, March 1st 6 pm

The artist will be co-producing with the AGM
Appassionata
, a 96-page hardcover publication
in conjunction with Con Spirito.
Appassionata
will be on-sale at the AGM beginning March 1st.

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