Charles Katz A Retrospective from Charles Katz on Vimeo Gladstone Hotel Gallery - June 7th, 2008
The Katz family and the Friends of Charles Katz hosted a week long retrospective at the Gladstone Hotel. The second floor Ballroom was filled to capacity with some of Charles’ best works from all parts of his career. Additional rooms were required to exhibit paintings that had never been seen before. These untitled canvases, which Charles was secretly working on in the last years of his life, revealed a powerful change in direction for the artist. Another room was dedicated to portfolios of drawings, his irreverent photography, and strange, curious and charming ephemera.

The exhibition was launched with an opening night reception that drew people form all across Ontario, in some cases as far away as Vancouver. Over the course of the evening over 300 hundred people – artists, friends, collectors, poets, strangers, children and family - participated in the event and paid tribute to Charles and his life. The video on this page captures the spirit of the retrospective.