Saturday, 2 January 2010

Remembering Bruce Head

News yesterday that Winnipeg artist Bruce Head died. If you don't know Head's name you definitely have seen his work !

Most noticeable is the concrete relief that covers the centre wall of the concourse at Portage and Main. At 400 feet in circumference it's the largest concrete from created by an artist in Canada. (source)

Another often seen work are the huge panels on the main floor of the Woodsworth building on Broadway (above) and The Four Seasons at what is now Canadian Mennonite University.

Head was born in St. B in 1931 and grew up in the West End. He graduated from U of M's art school in 1953 and spent over 30 years as a a graphic designer with the CBC in Winnipeg.

Just last year the WAG had a show Head Space: Five Decades of Bruce Head.

Click on images for source. More works can be seen at Head's page at the Ken Segal Gallery.

CV of Bruce Head Ken Segal Gallery
Bruce Head Bio Birchwood Gallery
Bold colours and bolder ideas characterize local artist Bruce Head’s body of work - Winnipeg Free Press Sep 11, 2008

Bruce Head Acknowledged at CMU - CMU News

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