Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gallery Artist Max Dean Donates 50 Works to Ottawa Art Gallery

Canadian artist Max Dean has donated 50 of his works, together worth nearly half a million dollars, to the Ottawa Art Gallery.

Dean has been a recipient of the Governor General's award for visual and media arts, and his robotic chair and photographs are found in the National Gallery of Canada several blocks away from the OAG.

But the collection of photographs and installations he's donating to the municipal gallery is highly autobiographical, and the ideas behind them stem from his time living in Ottawa starting in 1979, he said.

"I spent a decade here teaching, and exhibiting, and making a lot of work, making some of my most important work here," said Dean. "The table and the robotic chair were all developed here."

"So, there is a deep-seated feeling that this is a place I really cherish, and this is a coming home, in some senses." - Kate Porter, CBC News

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