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I was at the AGO [Art Gallery of Ontario] today to see the Alex Colville Show [http://alexcolville.ca] & am extremely happy. Great show – lucky for us no school groups or crowds. Recommend this show – to anyone. His artistry, insights and connection to animals [especially dogs] for their emotional and spiritual comfort is compelling. I was very moved by the gathering of personal images and paintings. It is an emotional show – which may be surprising to some who may only see the quiet and ‘bloodlessness’ in his presentation. He offers a dream-like quality. His war paintings are so somber and he layers these images into his later works to remind the viewer of the past. A must see.

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