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A retrospective art exhibition celebrating 85 years of James Marshall's art and life.
Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Marshall's artwork spans a multitude of passions and accomplishments. You may recognize his brick murals throughout Medicine Hat, Alberta and Canada. He is a masterful artist whose life's journey is as diverse and vibrant as his creations.
From the intricacies of operating a print shop to the exhilaration of learning to fly, Marshall's life tells a story of experiences that bring life into his artistic expression. Throughout his art career, he seamlessly transitions from raising a family, flying and scuba diving, and launching Grassroots Studio while mastering the clay medium as an art form.
Marshall's iconic brick murals were born from a fusion of his experience working at The I-XL Brick Manufacturing Company and mastering the clay medium as an art form during this same period at I-XL in the 1970s.
Marshall's drawings have graced the walls of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, showcasing his body of work of finely detailed pen and ink drawings with buildings ranging from simple rural structures to complex urban landscapes. The 1980s, a decade that witnessed his passion for preserving historical sites, is recognized through his intricate drawings of historic buildings.
Today, Jim Marshall's artistic legacy shines brightly with an impressive installation of 251 commissioned brick murals throughout the world, each telling a unique story and preserving the essence of his extraordinary journey.
Join us at The Yuill Family Gallery for an exclusive exhibition that celebrates the life, artwork and 85th birthday of Jim Marshall. This is not just an exhibition; it's an invitation to witness the work of a true artistic pioneer.
Opening Reception: April 10th, 2024 @ 7pm
Exhibition Dates: March 2nd - April 27th, 2024
Located in the Yuill Family Gallery at Medalta
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for their generous grant that helps fund this program.