A Jock McDonald Remix Project by Pete Smith.

This blog is a running journal that was made in conjunction with my artist residency at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada that took place between December 2014 and February of 2015.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Research note:

Paul Sloggett told me that on the day Jock Macdonald retired from OCAD he dropped dead. According to Sloggett, Macdonald was mercilessly ridiculed for being an abstract painter by the other faculty. He thinks that Sandra Altwerger and Peter Ma may have studied with Macdonald, or at least, they would have been there at the time and may know some other people who did. (Going to try emailing both of them today.)

William Ronald worked at Simpson's, that's why they had their first show there.

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