Date - Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Charles Pachter speaks with Shauna McCabe of the Art Gallery of Guelph about his artwork, including his commemorative series Lest We Forget.
Join us for a virtual conversation between Charles Pachter and Shauna McCabe, Director of the Art Gallery of Guelph, on Tuesday, November 10, at 7 pm. Marking a century since the First World War, artist Charles Pachter was approached by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to create a series of paintings about the “war to end all wars” and its legacy for Canadians, now on view at the Art Gallery of Guelph. While Pachter is well known for his playful approach to the representation of figures and landscapes associated with Canada, the series Lest We Forget is more contemplative, depicting iconic objects and figures associated with World War I.
Donated by the artist to the gallery in 2019, the works also speak to the history of Guelph as the birthplace of poet, physician, artist and soldier, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who would author the famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields” in 1915, and is featured in the paintings. Hear more about Pachter’s art practice as well as this particular series that evokes Canada’s commitment to the war effort, while probing the consequences for those involved and the generations that have followed.
This talk is free and will take place via Zoom. Register on eventbrite to receive the link to the event.