August 20 to October 4, 1998
The Prince George Art Gallery is pleased to bring back an artist who is part of the city’s and the gallery’s history. Joan MacGregor (nee Guest) was born and raised in Prince George and went on to study art at the Vancouver School of Art in the early forties. Her father, Ivor Guest, ran a busy store on George Street, which may old timers, will remember frequenting. When the city’s first art gallery, the Gordon Galleries (later to become the Prince George Art Gallery) opened in 1969, MacGregor was among the first artists to exhibit her work. It is fitting that she is back showing her work in Prince George and has come “full circle.”
MacGregor’s paintings are about life and all the tiny moments that make up our lives. She reminds us of a child’s vision of the world. How high is that stack of French fries? I want to squeeze that tomato! Is there room on the bus? One more minute at the beach... Her paintings are full of quiet humour, such as the juxtaposition of a game of solitaire with the TV image of Klimt’s Kiss. You will find your own favourite images in this wonderful show.
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