We are deeply grateful to M. Guy Viau, the late and distinguished head
of the Canadian Cultural
Centre in Paris, whose initial interest and co-operation made the exhibition a concrete project of
The exhibition could not even have gotten started, much less have been
realized, and later circulated,
had it not been for Gregg Simpson, who conceived the idea, poured endless time and energy into
organizing it and worked out the plans for taking it around to various European galleries.
And finally, thanks to the participating museums, galleries and their
for allowing us to show
other parts of the world one of the aspects of West Coast Canadian art. Special thanks go to Mr.
David Thompson, of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and to Messrs. Jacques Asselin
and Yves Pepin, of the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.
Fine Arts Gallery, The University of British Columbia