New Exhibition - Female Self-Representation and the Public Trust: Mary E. Wrinch and the AGW Collection Opens May 17

New Exhibition – Female Self-Representation and the Public Trust: Mary E. Wrinch and the AGW Collection Opens May 17

Mary E. Wrinch, Sawmill, Dorset, c. 1936, Collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor

Mary E. Wrinch, Sawmill, Dorset, c. 1936, Collection of the Art Gallery of Windsor

Organized and Circulated by the Art Gallery of Windsor

May 17th 2014 to August 24th 2014

Mary Evelyn Wrinch (1877-1969) was an important artist working in the Toronto area during the first half of the 20th century. An artist and educator who trained initially in the art of the miniature, she moved on to paint in oil on panel boards and on enlarged stretched canvases beginning in the 1910s, followed by printmaking in the 1920s. While exploring Wrinch’s multi-media art practice, this show focuses on the formation of her public collection representation at the Art Gallery of Windsor and the complex artist-couple dynamic following her marriage to prominent architect and artist George Reid.  As this exhibition explores, before attending to her own legacy in public art collections, she first found herself addressing Reid’s first wife Mary Hiester’s career followed by George Reid’s career. This exhibition re-opens her practice for study and profiles the work of an important artist through the lens of artist-couple histories and gender analysis.

Generously Supported by Sandra Lawrence and Charles Jackson