In the spirit of the Group of Seven, avant grade Canadian landscape painters who worked in defiance of turn of the century artistic tradition, deeply explored new techniques to express the vast landscape while expressing freedom, awe and harmony with nature, we present On The Labrador. Northern Lights Gallery will feature the work of seven talented artists each depicting their own unique voice on of the stunningly wild and infinite Labrador.
Among the most exciting of frontiers for the artists of the Group of Seven was the Arctic to which they often traveled by ship. “Art must take to the road and risk all for the glory of adventure,” wrote Lawren Harris in 1929, “We must see and paint in our own way and open our eyes to the beauty and mystery of the land.” All of Northern Labrador remains a wild unchanged road-less environment with a smattering of small Inuit villages. North beyond the few villages, the iceberg strewn landscape rises in height again and again until one reaches the mighty Torngat Mountains.
Artist include Lisa Lebofsky, Zaria Forman, Lynn Misner, Forest Hart, Louise Shorette, John Terriak and Gilbert Haye. While mediums range from extreme scale images in both pastel and oil on aluminum to photography, print making and sculpture. Profound beauty is as much of a common denominator as the subject itself.
Opening reception Friday, May 30th, 2014 5-8pm at 33 Main Street Belfast.
Exhibition runs through June 25th. Call 207-338-3088 for more information.
Specializing in First Nations and Inuit Art, as well as fine contemporary art that conveys profound engagement with nature and sacred connection to animals and the ocean.