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Greg Angus: I Had A Dream And You Were In It
September 3 – November 25, 2009
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

July 28, 2009

Nagare, 2007. Encaustic on Panel, 168 x 108 cm
Nagare, 2007.
Encaustic on Panel /
Encaustique sur
panneau 168 x 108 cm

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present Greg Angus: I Had A Dream And You Were In It to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations.

This exhibition features 22 pieces from the early 1990's to the present. At 25 he went to Japan and his imagery evolved into something quite personal yet universal. He flew to the other side of the world, and became a stranger in another culture. In so doing he found himself, and stayed in Japan for a decade. He has been painting based on his experience of being fingerprinted as a foreigner living in Japan. He enlarges the prints to a scale at which they transcend individual identity and become everyone's.

The resulting work has been described as figurative painting, landscape painting, infrared paintings like satellite photographs of thermal zones on the earth, abstract expressionist painting. Yet for all these associations his work remains unique.

Currently a Toronto-based artist Angus re-invigorates the tradition of encaustic painting for the contemporary art lover. Born in Burlington, Ontario in 1961, his highly saturated work, with its intense appeal beckon the viewer into the vibrant world of colour in all its transforming splendour. Each painting is like a single frame, a microsecond, of spirited action.

Angus graduated from Queen's University in 1984 with his Bachelor of Fine Arts, and then continued his education at the University of British Columbia, receiving his Masters of Fine Arts in 1986. Since that time, Angus has participated in seventeen solo exhibitions and eighteen group exhibitions, spanning Canada, Japan, France, and Scotland. Greg's work is held in public and private collections the world over, and praised for their dynamism.

This exhibition is held in cooperation with Togo Fine Art, Mr. and Mrs. Gunter Zorn, and Ms. Taeko Seki.


Date: September 3 - November 25, 2009

  • Weekdays 9:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 9:00-20:00
  • Closed on weekends, September 7, October 12, 13, and November 23

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Contact: Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section (Tel: 03-5412-6305)

Media contact: Ryuko Iikubo (Tel: 03-5412-6347)




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