KÖNIG GALERIE is happy to announce JEREMY SHAW is shortlisted for the SOBEY ART AWARD 2016.
Each year the Award recognizes a visual artist age 40 and under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.
The 2016 curatorial panel, chaired by the Gallery’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, is composed of one representative from each of Canada’s five regions and, for the first time, one international juror: Pan Wendt, Curator at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (Atlantic); Marie-Justine Snider, Curator of the collection at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Quebec); Barbara Fischer, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (Ontario); Naomi Potter, Director and Curator of the Esker Foundation (Prairies and the North); Jonathan Middleton, Director and Curator of the Or Gallery (West Coast and Yukon); and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Artistic Director at the Kunsthalle Wien, Austria.
The work of the five nominees will be exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada from October 6, 2016 to February 5, 2017. The winner will be announced in November 2016.
About the Sobey Art Foundation
The Sobey Art Foundation was established in 1981 with a mandate to carry on the work of entrepreneur and business leader, the late Frank H. Sobey, to collect and preserve representative examples of 19th and 20th century Canadian art. The Foundation has since broadened its scope to support contemporary Canadian art through the Sobey Art Award. In one of the finest private collections of its kind, the Sobey Art Foundation has assembled outstanding examples from Canadian masters such as Cornelius Krieghoff, Tom Thomson and J.E.H. MacDonald. The collection is housed at Crombie House, the former home of Frank Sobey and his wife Irene, in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.