Art Now! Speakers' Series Presents: Art in the Public Sphere #6
Art Now! Speakers' Series
The Returners: Seven Conversations
With Special Guest Robert Fones
Thursday, November 16, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
421 Ridout Street North
Robert Fones – Sculptor/Painter & Designer, Toronto
Robert Fones began exhibiting in London, Ontario, in 1969, and has shown his work since then at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, S.L. Simpson Gallery and other commercial, parallel and public galleries within Canada. He has also exhibited in the United States and Germany. In 1989, The Power Plant organized a survey exhibition entitled "Robert Fones, Selected Works 1979-1989." Fones has published artists books with The Coach House Press and Art Metropole and has also written art criticism for Vanguard, C Magazine and Parachute. In 1990, he curated an exhibition for The Power Plant on the furniture design of Russell Spanner. In 2011 Fones received the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. He is represented by Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto.
The Department of Visual Arts at Western University is pleased to present the Art in the Public Sphere series of speakers and exhibitions. This important series provides unique opportunities to engage with local, national, and international artists, curators, and scholars. All events hosted at Western University are free and are open to the public. Coinciding with the departments' 50th anniversary celebrations, Visual Arts presents, "The Returners" featuring past graduates, faculty and artists originally from London Ontario. The Fall 2017 series is organized by Prof. Patrick Mahon as part of ongoing academic offerings at the Department of Visual Art at Western University.