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Links as Bones: Sorel Etrog and the Fragile Body

August 12, 2021 - May 1, 2022

AWE Gallery

Sorel Etrog, Profile I (Orange), ca. 1967, lithograph on Arches paper; A. P. II, 48.3 cm x 67.3 cm, Gift of The Estate of Sorel Etrog, 2022rn© The Estate of Sorel Etrog

Catalogue now available!      

Links as Bones: Sorel Etrog and the Fragile Body

ISBN 978-0-919837-95-9
Essay by Curator: Alma Mikulinsky
Poem by Sorel Etrog
Editors: Julie Rae Tucker, Alison Kenzie
Book Design: Lauren Wickware
Softcover, illustrated, 52 pages
Price: $25, tax included
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About the Exhibition

In 1967, while living in Italy, the Jewish Canadian artist Sorel Etrog was involved in a life-threatening car accident, breaking both legs and injuring his right hand. Shaken by the accident, Etrog began to explore the fragility of the human body through his artworks. Exhibiting more than half of AGW’s collection of Sorel Etrog’s work with loans from The Estate of Sorel Etrog, the show is the first exhibition to date exploring the impact of these life events on Etrog’s artistic practice, allowing viewers to consider a powerful body of work with new understanding. It is also the first exhibition in over 20 years to focus on Etrog’s paintings and drawings, revealing another facet of this important artist’s career.

Curated by Alma Mikulinsky

Lead Sponsor: The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker.


Audio Descriptions

Audio descriptions for this exhibition are now available. 
To access a PDF of the audio descriptions that can be read by a screen reader, click here.
To access audio descriptions that have been narrated by AGW staff and volunteers, click here.

Any questions or barriers to access? Send an email to ahallett@agw.ca.

In this exhibit

Sorel Etrog, Profile I (Orange), ca. 1967, lithograph on Arches paper; A. P. II, 48.3 cm x 67.3 cm, Gift of The Estate of Sorel Etrog, 2022rn© The Estate of Sorel Etrog

Sorel Etrog, The Bridge, 1967-68, oil on board, 366.0 cm x 213.4 cm, Collection of the Estate of Sorel Etrog

Sorel Etrog, Five Figures (Multicolour), 1967-69, oil on board, 2 panels, 243.0 cm x 213.0 cm, Collection of the Estate of Sorel Etrog

Sorel Etrog, Key Heads, 1987-68, oil on canvas, six panels , 152.4 cm x 1213.0 cm, Collection of the Estate of Sorel Etrog

Sorel Etrog, Knotted Hand, 1967, marble, 28.0 cm x 43.2 cm, Gift of The Estate of Sorel Etrog, 2022rn© The Estate of Sorel Etrog

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