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A Canadian movement gets its due

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Francoise Sullivan, a member of the Automatiste revolution, an important artistic movement in Canada. Photo by Kathy Beaty / The Toronto Star.

Today's Toronto Star features a very nicely written story by Murray Whyte about Canada's so-called "Automatiste Revolution," and about two shows in Ontario that take what Whyte characterizes as a long-overdue look at a movement that in many ways helped to define modern Qebeqois and Canadian society.

One of those shows, "The Automatiste Revolution," now at the Varley Art Center in Unionville, will travel to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, where it opens on March 19. The other, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, features the work of Francoise Sullivan, a choreographer and abstract painter who is one of the last living members of the original group of Automatistes.

Look for more on the show as its Buffalo opening approaches, but for now, this preview is a good primer.

--Colin Dabkowski

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