"CLAIRE WILKS: The Mortal Body and the Female Gaze"

The Heliconian Club welcomes special guest Sarah Milroy, Chief Curator at The McMichael Gallery and Member of the Order of Canada, to speak about the life and work of Canadian artist Claire Wilks.

Tickets $25. Doors open 6:45 for 7:30 presentation.

Register here: https://torontoheliconianclub.wildapricot.org/event-4800528

Refreshments served, cash bar ****

Digital video of the Salon will be available online a week later.

Claire Wilks (AKA Weissman Wilks, 1933-2017) “was able to convey the human emotional experience from love and compassion to loneliness and pain. She was also known for portraying the eroticism of the human body – male and female.” ~ the Canadian Jewish News.

“... I believe an aesthetic quest, more intuitive than reasoned, precedes all moral, philosophical, or political implications in any drawing, which is why I would never pretend to have anything to say in a philosophical, moral or political way: I don’t have the vocabulary; my vocabulary is my line seeking a form that will say all that needs to be said, if you can read it…” ~ Claire Wilks

Visitors to the Salon will be the first to see the Salon Exhibition, THE GENIUS OF CLAIRE WILKS, which runs June 2 to June 29, 2022.

This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see works by Claire Wilks, on loan from private collections. The exhibition is curated by Christian Bernard Singer, Curator, Eco-artist and educator, and author of the comprehensive exhibition catalogue.

The exhibit will also be open free to the public from 1 to 4 pm on the following days: Tuesday June 7, 21, 28; Wednesday June 29; Thursday June 16, 23; Friday June 10; Saturday June 11, 18, 25.

**** subject to change as a result of public health requirements AND additional internal policies as a result of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

Image: Claire Wilks, "Jews in the Desert," The Thinking Heart: The Etty Drawings (Series), on loan from Sandra and Ken Freed, Omaha


"CLAIRE WILKS: The Mortal Body and the Female Gaze"

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