Clifford Maracle | Permanent Collection Spotlight
September 14 – November 8
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection Spotlight Series exhibitions are intended to increase public access to the collection, and to assist in the expansion of research and knowledge relating to individual artists within the collection.
This installation of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery’s Collection Spotlight series features four large portrait paintings by artist Clifford Maracle (1944-1996). Maracle was born on the Tyendinaga Reserve in Ontario. He studied at George Brown College, and later at the Ontario College of Art where he graduated with Honors in 1975. Maracle’s work can be found in numerous other collections such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau, QC), and the Woodland Cultural Centre (Brantford, ON). Maracle’s artwork has been included in numerous group exhibitions since the mid/late 1970’s, including the recent group exhibition Oh So Iroquois, curated by Ryan Rice for The Ottawa Art Gallery.
– Suzanne Morrissette, Curatorial Resident