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Left: L. LeMoine FitzGerald (1890-1956), untitled (trees in the snow), n.d., oil on canvas, 19.5 x 24 cm. Gift of Faye Settler.

Below: Eli Inukpaluk (1916-1979), Standing Figure, 1969, whalebone, 57.4 x 45 x 29.8 cm. Purchased.

Forest Encounters

Works from the Permanent Collection

November 20, 2018 – January 18, 2019

Organized by Jamie Wright
Imagining the woodlands as a setting where artworks of diverse styles and mediums might meet, Forest Encounters provides a narrative backdrop from which audiences are invited to contemplate the forest as a universal source of symbolism, and wellspring for artistic interpretation. Whether urban or outlying, filtered with light, or darkened under the shadows, this is the setting where mysterious creatures lurk, secret lovers meet, hermits stow away, and many other weird and wonderful adventures take place. A utopia where 21st century humans go to find inner peace, or the edge of a dangerous threshold separating wilderness from civilization, the idea of the forest has been interpreted, and re-interpreted through endless forms of visual language.
Featuring artworks from the Gallery’s permanent collection, the exhibited paintings, prints, sculptures and drawings include works by: David Becker, H. Eric Bergman, Bruno Bobak, Jack Butler, O. M. Curry, Ivan Eyre, June Falk, Valentine Fanshaw, Gerald Ferguson, L. LeMoine FitzGerald, Suzanne Gauthier, John Harper, J. Hudson, Eli Inukpaluk, Goyce Kakegamic, Joshim Kakegamic, Pauloosie Karpik, Alex Keno, Kenneth Lochhead, Edwin Landseer, Caroline Maas, Michael Morris, David Munro, Robert Nelson, Toni Onley, Christopher Pratt, Donald Reichert, Jack Shadbolt, Arnold Shives, Ann Smith, George Swinton, Jack Sures

Gallery_ Forest inukpaluk

Genevieve Farrell: Forest Encounters [pdf]