EXHIBITIONS | 2015

BEYOND THE PINES

HOMER WATSON AND THE CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN LANDSCAPE

 



JASON BROWN, JENNIFER CARVALHO, APRIL HICKOX, BRIAN JUNGEN AND DUANE LINKLATER, GAVIN LYNCH, REINHARD REITZENSTEIN, MONICA TAP




September 24 - January 1, 2016

Homer Watson is considered to be one of the founders of the Canadian landscape painting tradition. He aimed to give a ‘truthful representation’ of the Canadian wilderness in his work, as distinct from the more romanticized style found in depictions of the English and European countryside. Contemporary Canadian artists looking at landscape must also find a way to access the ‘truth’ of a subject that is not only strongly represented in our national artistic history, but one that is both deeply political and personal. Placing contemporary work by emerging and established artists alongside that of Watson illustrates the universality of the quest to appreciate and capture the landscape in which we live.

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An accompanying catalogue will be published on December 3rd.

A special acknowledgement and thank you to AGM Board Chair, Robert Tattersall and the Community Foundation of Mississauga for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition.

Presented in partnership with Homer Watson House & Gallery

 

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Photos by Toni Hafkenscheid.