Ted Smith: Ideal Forms

Release date: 
November 8, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, November 30, 5:30 pm, Kamloops Museum & Archives

Please join us on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 5:30 pm as we open Ted Smith: Ideal Forms. This exhibition explores the life and work of the late Kamloops painter and marks a donation of his materials to the Kamloops Museum & Archives.

Smith began art school in his late twenties and spent his career investigating abstraction through painterly depictions of the Kamloops landscape. The paintings, photos, and artifacts in Ideal Forms emphasize Smith’s interest in the natural physical features of the region and his commitment to the pure properties of paint. In continuation of a 2014 retrospective of the artist by the Kamloops Art Gallery, this exhibition brings forward correspondence and biographical information about the artist and presents both complete and unfinished works to cast light on his iterative approach to composing in paint.

Exhibition runs: November 30, 2018–March 2, 2019

Ideal Forms will include the following opportunities to participate and learn:

Talking about Ted: Five Stories About a Local Artist
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 6:30 pm

Ideal Forms: Christmas Tree Ornament
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 2:30–3:30 pm

Ted Smith: Ripped Paper Landscapes
Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 1:00–2:00 pm

An Artist’s Archive
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 6:30 pm