The Arts Council of New Westminster presents:
“ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition”
A selection of Joseph Plaskett’s work, on loan from the Collection of the New Westminster Public Library
Exhibition Dates: November 1-26, 2017
Gallery Hours: Wed 1-8pm, Thurs-Sun 1-5pm
Celebration Reception: Sunday, November 26, 2:30-5pm
The Gallery at Queen’s Park presents a selection of works from the Plaskett Collection on loan from the New Westminster Public Library. This exhibition is in connection with the Arts Council of New Westminster’s 50th Anniversary Celebration during the month of November, 2017.
Also included in the celebration will be other events, including Analog 3.0 held at the River Market, and a secret concert at The Gallery at Queen’s Park on November 29th. Join us for The ACNW 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception at the Centennial Lodge held on November 26th, from 2:30 – 5:00pm.
Joseph “Joe” Plaskett (12 July 1918 – 21 September 2014) was a Canadian painter. He studied with many prominent Canadian painters like A.Y. Jackson, Jack Shadbolt, Lawren Harris and Jock Macdonald. Plaskett was a pupil of Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown in 1947 and 1948.
Plaskett was born in New Westminster, British Columbia in 1918. In 1950, he arrived in Paris where he studied with Fernand Léger, and Jean Lombard, etching and engraving with Stanley William Hayter. He taught intermittently in Canada until 1957. He then settled in Paris where his studio became an informal salon for Canadian painters, writers, poets and filmmakers, interfacing with artists from other countries.
Plaskett studied art in Banff, San Francisco, New York, London and Paris. He lived in Paris from 1951 until shortly before his death when he moved to Suffolk, England. His chosen subjects were always intimate expressions of everyday life – interiors, still life, and portraits of friends and models.
Plaskett continued to paint daily until his death on 21 September 2014 at the age of 96.