The Works on Paper exhibition (December 4, 2005 – March 1, 2006) was a retrospective look at the Anglo-Canadian artist’s themes of the past 14 years as seen exclusively through his paper works. It consisted of about 50 pieces and was Doig’s first show in a public gallery dedicated solely to his works on paper.
Doig credits such inspirations as Hopper, Munch and Matisse. He re-works and re-interprets images drawn from photographs, film stills, postcards, paintings and even album covers to explore notions of memory and fantasy. Doig's haunting and atmospheric work is often compared to the early 20th-century paintings of the Symbolists and Surrealists and is seen as having revived the Romantic spirit. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994 and has been featured in the 54th International Carnegie Exhibition as well as many leading museums including the MoMA, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
The hardback book includes an introduction by the renowned author Margaret Atwood.ISBN 0-974611-62-X, hardback, 176 pages, 8.5 X 11 inches, published by Windsor Press.