February 25 – April 13, 1986
Maltwood Art Gallery
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This was an exhibit highlighting the development of John Dobereiner as an artist. Many of his pieces work with the illusion of space and three dimensions through shaped canvases or intersecting boxes.
About the Artist:
Canadian born artist John Dobereiner was a professor at the University of Victoria and is known for his hard-edge abstract works. A number of his “shaped canvases” also hang in the McPherson Library.
I think it is when an artist places constraints on himself and invents within a limited format, attending to what he knows, that he starts to find things out and strikes the richest lodes.