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AGNS presents Tom Forrestall exhibition

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is proud to present an exhibition of renowned Canadian realist painter, Tom Forrestall opening June 14 and running until September 1, 2008. The collection of paintings  chronicle the artist's curious observation and exploration of his surroundings.

Guest Curator Tom Smart will also launch his book which traces the development of Forrestall's art and the depth of his long artistic carrer. Historical facts, critical opinions, anecdotes, artist statements, and Tom Smart’s analysis of the work are combined in a story that provides enlightenment into the artist’s work and presents several different, appropriate contexts for appreciating it.

The exhibition kicks off with a Luncheon and Lecture featuring the artist Thursday, June 12, at 12:00 p.m. taking place at Pier 21. For a closer look, take a guided tour with Guest Curator Tom Smart on Sunday, June 15 at 2:30 p.m. as he walks through the collection and discusses the work. Tickets and information are available by contacting the Gallery at 424-5280.


Tom Forrestall is one of the leading figures associated with painting in the Maritimes. He is well known at an international level and has exhibited in notable galleries worldwide. His work, sometimes described as "magical realism", examines themes of nature and tensions between reality and imagination by making the familiar stunningly beautiful. More on Tom Forrestall

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Jeff Gray
Manager of Development
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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