Dec 12, 2013
By Jane Brown
Steve Martin – comedian, actor, director, author, playwright, art lover. And we can add, “booster of Canadian art.” Martin is co-curating a US exhibition of major works by Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris. His aim is to introduce Harris’ works to an international audience.
The exhibition will open at the Hammer Museum at UCLA in 2015. It will then tour the US and end up at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Martin’s co-curators are Andrew Hunter of the AGO and Cindy Burlingham of the Hammer Museum.
The AGO says Martin feels Lawren Harris is an “overlooked artist of great accomplishment and significance.”