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Event: McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Chester Brown

McCready Lecture on Canadian Art: Chester Brown
Wednesday November 13
7pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm
Jackman Hall @ AGO

For over two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada’s leading cartoonists, known nationally and internationally for such works as Yummy Fur, Ed the Happy Clown, I Never Liked You, and Paying for It. 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of his innovative and highly influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, published to widespread critical acclaim. For this year’s McCready Lecture, Chester Brown will present an illustrated talk. This will compliment the AGO’s presentation in the Canadian galleries of a selection of the original drawings created for Louis Riel and will launch the new anniversary edition of the book, to be published by Drawn & Quarterly, which will be available for signing following the lecture.

Introducing Chester Brown will be Andrew Hunter (Frederik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, AGO) and Seth, the cartoonist behind the series Pallookaville and Clyde Fans as well as such books as Wimbledon GreenGeorge Sprott and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. Seth’s comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, the Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is also Lemony Snicket’s partner for the new Young Readers series, All the Wrong Questions.

This talk is happening in association with: http://www.ago.net/chester-brown-and-louis-riel

* Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.

EVENT: Gallery Show: Chester Brown and Louis Riel @ AGO

Chester Brown and Louis Riel
Opens October 12, 2013
@ Max and Madeleine Clarkson Studio and Georgia Ridley Salon

Art Gallery of Ontario

For more than two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada’s leading cartoonists. His innovative and influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, which expanded the audience for Canadian cartooning, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. A selection of original drawings from the publication is now on view at the AGO. The works feature the Manitoba politician and Métis leader Louis David Riel fleeing from Fort Garry (now Winnipeg), and his subsequent hanging for treason. Brown’s work combines bold imagery, stark compositions and simple texts to convey a complex Canadian tragedy that remains, for many, controversial and unresolved.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.