Anton Dolfo-Smith: The Long Goodbye

Date(s) - July 4, 2022 - July 9, 2022
12:00 am

Dal Schindell Gallery

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The Dal Schindell Gallery invites you to The Long Goodbye by painter Anton Dolfo-Smith. The show will run from June 17–July 9 at Regent College’s Dal Schindell Gallery. Come explore the exhibit during gallery hours, or join us for the opening reception and artist talk.

Opening Reception: June 17 | 6–8 pm
Artist Talk: July 7 | 6 pm


The Long Goodbye reflects the last seven years of journeying with my dad through dementia. The paintings represent my own attempts to understand both what I was witnessing and experiencing, and to accept the gradual yet excruciating loss that came with saying goodbye to my father. Each section of this exhibit reflects my attempt to understand a different stage of my father’s dementia. These paintings reflect literal aspects of him, such as excerpts from his sermons and imagery from beloved artists, alongside the more esoteric colours, shapes, and patterns that characterize my memory and experience of my father.


Anton Dolfo-Smith is a Vancouver-based artist who first moved to Canada in 1989 to attend Regent College. Although he had been painting for many years prior, he fell in love with painting when he threw away his paintbrushes and instead relied upon his hands and a twig. His work is informed by the bright colours of his childhood and visual interpretations of the turmoil underlying Apartheid-era South Africa and also by his professional background in architectural design. His work has been exhibited around the globe. Anton and his wife Mardi have four adult children and currently live in the Vancouver area.


As per the latest provincial health orders, proof of vaccination will not be required to attend this event. Masks are optional and guests are encouraged to respect other people’s decisions around wearing or not wearing a mask.

The Dal Schindell Gallery at Regent College, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 2E4

Paid parking available at Regent College and UBC


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