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A Tale of a Dog, The Young Doctor, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet


Toronto-based artist and author Brian Dedora shared with us many enlightening stories about his time working alongside William Kurelek in Av Isaacs’ framing shop. Brian wrote a terrific book titled With WK in the Workshop: A Memoir of William Kurelek which you can learn more about on his website by clicking here. Bill was not only a close friend of Brian’s but a fellow artist whom he greatly admired and learned from. We’d like to share with you a short clip below titled...

Showing August 16th and 17th in Greater Victoria, British Columbia


August 16th, 2012  7:00pm Showing at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – as part of the exhibition William Kurelek’s | The Messenger Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street After a sellout screening in May, join us for a reprise of “William Kurelek’s The Maze.” A fascinating documentary about William Kurelek’s life as told through his paintings and dramatic on screen revelations. The screening will be followed by discussion with filmmaker Zack Young and Stephen Kurelek, the aritst’s son, who...

Two sold out screenings of “The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton!


I just got back from Hamilton, Canada where we had two sold out screenings of “William Kurelek’s The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of the major exhibition “The Messenger“.  What helped make these screenings so special was that  fans of Kurelek could walk around the gallery before and after the screening and see many of the paintings that were featured in the film.  Also, many of Kurelek’s family members were there to witness the film for...

In the Works: OUT OF THE MAZE


We are currently working on a film titled “Out of the Maze” that will accompany the documentary “William Kurelek’s The Maze” upon the film’s release. “Out of the Maze” will include interviews with Kurelek’s son Stephen, daughter Cathy, his art dealer Avrom Isaacs, filmmaker Robert M. Young, two of his assistants Sylvia Chan & Kenneth St. Onge, as well as many others.  The film will include never before seen paintings by Kurelek and offer personal insights into Kurelek’s life  and art. The film’s...