LOT 215

1910 - 2010

Hills Full of Hoodoos
oil on board
signed and on verso titled, dated 2003 on the gallery label and inscribed "030405"
12 x 16 in, 30.5 x 40.6 cm

Available for post auction sale. CAD
PRICE: $3,750

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
Estate of the Artist
Private Collection, Alberta

In April 1982, McCarthy travelled via RV to Dinosaur Provincial Park in the Alberta Badlands – as captured in the 1983 documentary film Doris McCarthy: Heart of a Painter. In her autobiography, McCarthy describes the trip through southern Saskatchewan and Alberta as fraught with inclement weather, car troubles and logistic hurdles. Finally accessing the park and its otherworldly landscape, the trip’s paintings are characterised by undulating, painterly textures and soft organic palettes with rich undertones. Hoodoo is a term describing the dramatic columnar land formations found throughout the Alberta Badlands. Executed in 2003, Hills Full of Hoodoos depicts the these dramatic subjects in early spring. A bulking land mass is positioned again a heavy sky, while snow persists in the crevasses of the wind battered forms.

“Twice Around the World: Works by Doris McCarthy” comes to Heffel from a private collector and personal friend of the artist, committed to the promotion of McCarthy’s legacy. The works included were acquired directly from McCarthy’s Estate in 2019, and since then, the inspired patron has donated more than 400 artworks to the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Doris McCarthy Gallery. The thoughtful division of the collection ensures McCarthy’s work is comprehensively represented in the public domain and accessible to scholars, art professionals and the community. Heffel is honoured to present a select group of works from this important collection for private collectors to embrace and enjoy.

Available for post auction sale. CAD

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