Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Farewell to Mira Godard -Foremost Gallery Owner

Canadianart, online writes of the death of Mari Godard a foremost Canadian Gallery owner. Please click here if you wish to read the article.

The article sites several people with quotes about Mira, including this one by Chrisopher Pratt.

I had my first show with Mira Godard in Montreal in April 1970. Now, 40 years later, I have a show at the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto. It is, by sad coincidence, the last show to have been planned and installed in her lifetime. The significance of that, the unforeseen honour, does not escape me. It has about it an asymmetrical balance, a precision that we both found satisfactory.

I met Mira in 1969. Over the past 40 years, Mira and I became friends. She visited my home and studio in Newfoundland frequently. Those visits were a mix of business and camaraderie. She changed and upgraded the understanding of “professional” in the visual arts in Canada. I, and many others, have been its beneficiary.

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