1960, 48 x 48", 122 x 122 cm
Robert MacLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa
Oil on 1/4" Hardboard
Hung in the May Show in 1960 and the travelling exhibition Sixteen Years: 1958-1974
Reproduced (in black and white!) and discussed in Robert J. Belton's Sights of Resistance; Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture (2001)
As related once to Joan Murray in an interview, the motif was inspired not from ancient architecture but from a skyscraper still under construction. Simple circles and crosses of tape had been put on the windows to alert workers of their presence.
This painting began life as a 4-by-8 which, nearing completion, was not "working" and so was cut into two halves finished separately. Who knows where the other 4-by-4 is?